Michael Camlin is the Program Specialist for the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program and the Addiction and Health Equity Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore. Prior to joining OSI-Baltimore, Camlin served in the Peace Corps, first in Ukraine as a youth development volunteer and then in Malawi as a technical advisor to local government on health system strengthening for HIV/AIDS services. Previously, he worked as a case manager for youth and adults with mental health and substance use disorders, did community organizing in low-income Baltimore neighborhoods, and worked in higher education administration and development. Passionate about human rights and social justice, Camlin is committed to addressing the structural issues that link drug policy to the criminal justice system, create barriers to accessing addiction treatment and other services, and result in racially and economically disproportionate justice system involvement.
Camlin holds an MSW in community action and social policy from the University of Maryland and a BA in psychological and brain sciences and philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.