Danielle Simpson is passionate about community advocacy, education and engagement. Danielle was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended the North Dakota State University in Fargo, where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She then worked in corrections as Family Program Director where she assisted inmates with learning to be better parents while in prison and after release.
Danielle graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Her studies focused on public interest law, which refers to legal practice and education regarding civil rights, people living in poverty, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and consumer rights. During law school, Danielle served as the Student Director of the Employment and Housing Discrimination Clinical Education Program. During law school she received several awards, including Nontraditional Student of the Year in 2012.
Danielle has been serving as the Director of the Fulton County Citizens’ CourtWatch program since March 2015. She brings a unique perspective to the District Attorney’s Office with her skills and abilities related to marketing. It is Danielle’s goal to make CourtWatch more accessible via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and NextDoor. Danielle received the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Employee of the Year award in her first year as the CourtWatch Director.
In her free time Danielle volunteers with various youth organizations. She has also served as a coach for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Legal Lives 5th Grade Mock Trial Competition representing Stonewall Tell Elementary School in South Fulton County.