Erin George

Citizen Action of New York.
Erin L. George is the Criminal Justice Campaigns Director at Citizen Action of New York where she advances statewide legislative and policy campaigns to end mass incarceration and transform New York’s justice system. Citizen Action’s criminal justice campaigns build collective power to advance bold policy solutions that achieve structural change, dismantle racism and advance racial justice. Much of Erin’s current work is focused on jail decarceration, overhaul of pretrial laws and practices and district attorney accountability. Prior to joining Citizen Action of NY, Erin coordinated the #CLOSErikers and #FREEnewyork campaigns at JustLeadershipUSA, and worked to advance immigrant rights, health justice and environmental justice at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Erin has also worked on campaigns to end the drug war and advance justice for people who use drugs and as an advocate for youth and families impacted by the criminal legal and child welfare systems. Erin has a Masters in Social Work and Minor in Public Policy from Columbia University. Follow her on twitter @erinleighgeorge.

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