Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. made two key appointments for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Kevin Walkow has been appointed chief of legislative affairs for juvenile operations at CDCR, where he has been an attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs since 2014. Walkow was an associate at Best, Best and Krieger LLP in 2013, where he was a summer associate in 2011. Walkow was a law clerk in the Legislative Office at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 2010, a legislative aide in the Office of California State Senator David Cogdill from 2008 until 2009 and a California State Senate Fellow from 2007 to 2008. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Rosalinda Rosalez has been appointed chief of legislative affairs for CDCR, where she has been chief of legislative affairs for juvenile operations since 2012 and was an ombudsperson in the Office of the Ombudsman from 2007 to 2012. Rosalez was a consultant for California State Senator Gloria Romero from 2004 to 2007, a legal investigator at the California Appellate Project from 2002 until 2004 and a California State Senate Fellow from 2001 to 2002.