Dr. Kristen Ochoa
2021 Judge Stephen S. Goss award recipient
Dr. Kristen Ochoa was the first employee at the Los Angeles County, California, Office of Diversion and Reentry in the Department of Health Services and now serves as its medical director. She oversees programs being implemented in over ten courtrooms throughout the county, which have helped divert thousands of people from the jail system and aided thousands more with reentry, including extensive efforts to connect individuals with supportive housing. Additionally, she is an associate clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and is a forensic scientist in the Los Angeles Superior Court.