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  • Name: Louis L. Reed

    Job Title: Executive Vice President

    Company Name: Douglass Project

    Bio: Louis L. Reed is one of the country’s leading figures in the field of social impact; Reed has years of experience and expertise in government, criminal justice reform, policy advocacy, and public health. Having spent nearly 14 years in federal prison and several years on supervision, his leadership led to the passage of more than 30 state and federal-level bills, including the historic First Step Act in 2018. Reed's public policy outcomes have created a pathway to freedom for more than 650,000 people affected by the criminal justice system.

    Bio 2: Previously, Reed served as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for REFORM Alliance, and as Director of Membership and Organizing for Dream Corps Justice (formerly #cut50). He also conceptualized and implemented Connecticut's first government-based reentry office in the City of Bridgeport, replicating the model in several major cities and receiving a U.S. Conference of Mayors award for best practices.

    Bio 3: Reed is an award-winning author, commentator on the Law & Crime Network, and licensed and board-certified addictions practitioner; in addition, he consults in criminal justice reform, is featured in Amazon's First Step documentary, and is a consulting producer of Hulu’s UnPrisoned series. He is LA Weekly's 2023 Top 5 People to Follow and has won various other recognitions and awards.