Meet The Team

Khalil Cumberbatch - Director of Strategic Partnerships, Council on Criminal Justice

Khalil Cumberbatch

Director, Engagement and Partnerships

Cumberbatch is a nationally recognized formerly incarcerated advocate for criminal justice and deportation policy reform. Preceding his current role at the Council as a Senior Fellow, Cumberbatch was the Council’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. He is also the Co-CEO at Edovo, an online curriculum aiming to help educate incarcerated individuals and others in corrections. Previously, he served as Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice and as Associate Vice President of Policy at The Fortune Society. Pardoned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014, Cumberbatch earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from CUNY Lehman College, where he was awarded the Urban Justice Award for his work with underserved and marginalized communities.