Community Inclusion & Services
Carina Tong is an attorney with the Community Inclusion and Services Team at Disability Rights Washington. She joins the team after working as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in New York and most recently at the King County Department of Public Defense. She spent her last years as a public defender at the Regional Mental Health Court and Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative program, advocating for those in the criminal system to be diverted into community programs. Carina is originally from England and is also a qualified lawyer there. She has a LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She has clerked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and has enjoyed extensive travelling. In her free time she enjoys walks, documentaries, cups of tea and spending time with her family.