Jessica Perez

Justice Associate

Jessica is a Justice Associate at the National Association of Counties (NACo). In this role she works within the County Innovations Lab department to fulfill duties that include a variety of assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the United States who are working to build fairer and more effective justice systems.

Prior to this position, Jessica served as a legislative intern in both the House of Representatives and Senate for the New Jersey delegation, a legal intern for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project and an Advocacy Intern for SOS Children’s Village. Through these positions she was able to discover and pursue her passion for social justice issues, specifically creating inclusive environments for marginalized communities and is excited to carry this passion through her role at NACo.

Jessica is a seasoned graduate from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a concentration on race, gender and politics.

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.