Lucy Salcido Carter

Lucy Salcido Carter, MA, JD is the Public Policy Director at the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a policy alliance of 10,000+ organizations and the voice of the nonprofit community in California. Lucy directs policy initiatives that protect and promote California’s nonprofits.

Prior to joining CalNonprofits, Lucy served in leadership policy positions at the Youth Law Center, the Northern California Innocence Project, the San Mateo County Community College District, and the East Bay Community Foundation. Her accomplishments include successful legislative campaigns to ensure access to technology for foster youth, to require post-secondary education programs for high school graduates in juvenile detention, to strengthen legal claims of innocence in habeas cases, and to increase compensation and services for exonerees. She has published numerous articles on topics such as family team conferences, batterer intervention programs, teen sexting, and wrongful convictions, and recently served as author and managing editor for a special issue of the Juvenile and Family Court Journal on child exposure to domestic violence. 

Lucy is a former program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a graduate of Stanford Law School, and a dedicated bluegrass musician.