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Destiny Carter

Criminal Justice Manager

Destiny Carter helps identify, develop, and implement criminal justice grants for the pretrial justice portfolio with a particular focus on bail reform, prosecution, and public defense.

Before joining Arnold Ventures, Destiny worked as a policy specialist for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit focused on ending homelessness through community organizing, advocacy, and public policy. As a member of the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois, Destiny focused on the intersection of homelessness and the criminal justice system, supporting the enactment of state legislation to increase access to housing and employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated Illinoisans. Destiny was also a U.S. Prevention Programs Assistant at Love 146, a nonprofit international human rights organization that advocates for the end of child trafficking and exploitation, and held an externship at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Houston.

Destiny holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and received a bachelor’s degree in political science and American culture from the University of Michigan.

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