Biography

Christine Edwards is responsible for assisting the Chief of Policy and Planning, the Honorable Sherry Klein Heitler, in the implementation and oversight of statewide initiatives. In this capacity, she provides training and technical assistance to New York State’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts and Mental Health Courts and works on other special projects.

Prior to joining the Office of Policy and Planning, Christine served for 12 years as the Principal Court Attorney to the Honorable Jo Ann Ferdinand, who presided over the Brooklyn Treatment Court from 1996 until her retirement in 2016. From 2002-2004, Christine worked as an Appellate Court Attorney in the Appellate Division, Second Department. From 1995 to 2000, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office assigned to the Major Narcotics Investigations Unit. She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Harvard University.