Susan Broderick

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Founder and CEO of Building Bridges to Recovery, Former Associate Research Professor at Georgetown University, Former Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan DA’s Office

As a respected leader in the criminal and juvenile justice fields and as a woman in long-term recovery, Susan Broderick speaks from her own professional and personal experiences to help others in and out of the justice systems.  As Founder and CEO of  BB2Recovery (Building Bridges to Recovery), Susan provides a wide-range of consultation services across the justice system to improve responses to addiction and to promote recovery. She also lectures and provide keynote presentations across the country on the reality of recovery.


Susan started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she served from 1989 until 2003. Susan then joined the staff at the National District Attorney’s Association and started at Georgetown University in 2008. She served as an Assistant Research Professor until 2018, when she created BB2Recovery.


Susan’s expertise and wisdom with regard to addiction and the justice systems are unique and multifaceted. She has not only worked on the front lines of the child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice systems, but she has also spent the last several years studying what works and what doesn’t at one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. Most importantly, Susan Broderick has lived through these issues. Susan’s experiences growing up in a family where alcoholism was present and her own struggle with alcohol gives her unique insight into the issues that many others “experts” have only studied.


She has a perspective that gives her tremendous credibility when she speaks and allows her to bring a message of hope to those in the justice systems, in academia and with the millions of people whose lives have been affected by addiction.


She serves on the Advisory Board of Facing Addiction with NCADD, the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and is Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Phoenix Multisport, a non-profit organization that promotes a sober active lifestyle. Susan was an Associate Producer of the film “The Anonymous People” and author of the article “Make Mine a Double.”


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