Alanah Odoms Hebert was appointed to serve as Director of the Division of Children and Families at the Louisiana Supreme Court in August 2017. In this role, Ms. Hebert administers and oversees a wide range of activities designed to support and enhance the administration of justice for children and families who are involved in the court system. Her work includes oversight of federal and state funding to support the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, Families In Need of Services (FINS) program, and Court Improvement Program (CIP) through the Pelican Center. From 2013-2017, Alanah served as Deputy General Counsel where she provided legal counsel to the Supreme Court on litigation and administrative matters involving questions of federal and state law. In 2016, Alanah served as staff counsel to the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force, a bi-partisan, inter-branch team of experts tasked with studying the drivers of incarceration in Louisiana and proposing legislative reforms. Ms. Hebert has worked as an associate at the law firm Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams LLP, practicing in the areas of business and civil litigation, and as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. Ms. Hebert currently teaches at Tulane Law School, as an adjunct lecturer in Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy. Ms. Odoms Hebert is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and a Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers College in New Jersey.