Mike Tartaglia, a Senior Court Management Consultant, joined NCSC in 2022. Mike is working to help courts increase appearance rates in criminal cases and to limit the harmful consequences of a failure to appear. Mike previously worked at the Sixth Amendment Center, where he conducted evaluations of public defense systems and provided technical assistance to state and county policymakers on the right to counsel. In that work, Mike traveled to dozens of counties in ten states, with populations ranging from less than a thousand to over five million, working with a broad array of stakeholders in courts and communities of all types and sizes.
Mike is a 2015 cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, and a 2007 graduate of American University School of Public Affairs. During law school, Mike served as a student defense attorney in the criminal law clinic; interned at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and Greater Boston Legal Services Housing Unit; served as a Senior Notes Editor on Law Review; was a public interest scholar and president of the ACLU student group. Mike also volunteered in a capital litigation office in Missouri and to help the public with questions about elections in Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Mike worked at the ACLU National Prison Project, where he challenged deficient prison and jail conditions and advocated for increased access to justice for prisoners and best practices in correctional facilities.
Mike has lived up and down the east coast, and currently resides in Washington D.C.