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Ashley DeVaughn
Youth Justice Policy Director

Ashley is a passionate and dedicated urban educator with experience in both community engagement and policy work with expertise with the school-to-prison pipeline and at risk youth.  Most recently, Ashley comes to Advocates for Children and Youth as a former Restorative Justice Coordinator with District of Columbia Public Schools.

Description of Wins: Establishment of the Juvenile Justice Reform Council and raising the minimum age of detainment

Topics Currently Covered: Crime and violence prevention, community alternatives, youth engagement, community development, family and community engagement, policing, school- to-prison pipeline, alternatives to school discipline, restorative justice/ restorative practices,  alternatives to arrest and incarceration, reentry and the juvenile justice system.

Coalitions: Maryland Youth Justice Coalition,  JDAI and Thriving Youth (formerly Juvenile Recidivism)- Baltimore City

Education: Master of Political Science from Florida A &M University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fort Valley State University.

Preferred Way of Contact: email