Name: Louis L. Reed
Job Title: National Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Fines and Fees Justice Center and Interim Executive Vice President, Douglass Project
Bio: Reed serves in dual roles at Fines and Fees Justice Center as the National Advocacy and Campaigns Director and interim Executive Vice President of the Douglass Project. As 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: Earlier in his career, 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 US Conference of Mayors award for best practices. Reed is an award-winning author, a commentator on the Law & Crime Network, a licensed and board-certified addictions practitioner, consults in criminal justice reform, and a producer of Hulu’s UnPrisoned series.
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