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Whit Washington

Criminal Justice Manager (they/them)

Whit Washington develops and manages criminal justice grants, focusing on prison reform and fines and fees.

Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Whit worked as a consultant addressing issues within the criminal legal system. As a consultant, Whit worked at the National Center for Transgender Equality addressing issues faced by transgender people in the criminal legal system, as well as with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia to support with decarceration efforts, and disciplinary hearings within the DC Department of Corrections. Whit also guest lectures at the university and high school level on the socio-historical purpose of prisons in the United States.

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Whit created the Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors, through which they advocated on behalf of transgender individuals around the country whose medical and/or safety needs were not met by their facility.

Whit received a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, a master's degree from American University School of International Service, and a bachelor's degree from University of Redlands Johnston Center for Integrative Studies.

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