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Macon Hollister is a Mitigation Specialist for the Special Litigation Unit. In 2016 Macon joined the Legal Aid Society as a Social Work in the Criminal Defense Practice Manhattan trial office. During her time at the Manhattan office she worked with the Decarceration Project on the Bail Pilot Project and the Women’s Pretrial Release Project. Through these projects Macon worked with a team of attorneys and paralegals to complete service plans and bail packages to advocate for the release of individuals who were being detained pretrial at Rikers Island.  Prior to working at the Legal Aid Society, Macon worked at the Safe Horizon Bronx Child Advocacy Center where she was a Clinical Forensic Specialist and conducted forensic interviews and trauma therapy to children who were victims of physical and sexual assault.  Macon received her Masters of Science in Social Work  from Columbia University, and a B.A. from James Madison University.

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