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Aswad Thomas

Managing Director at Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice and Alliance for Safety and Justice

Aswad currently serves as the Managing Director for Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, a flagship project of Alliance for Safety and Justice; He is organizing a national network of crime survivors to include those most commonly affected by violence (including young men of color) and help elevate those voices in local, state and federal policymaking debates. He is also leading a national advocacy effort to ensure that increased federal dollars from the Victims of Crime Act go to community organizations that have better access to and credibility with vulnerable populations typically unserved by current/traditional victims’ services agencies.

Aswad received a MSW, with a concentration in Community Organizing and focused area of study in Urban Issues, from the University of Connecticut, and a B.A. in Business Management from Elms College. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his Wife.

Aswad joined us for our virtual Roundtable convening “Examining Justice Reform and the Social Contract in the United States: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.”