Shaena Fazal, Chief of Public Policy for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., published the report, “Safely Home,” and authored the report “Beyond Bars,” published by the National Collaboration for Youth. A Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow, she co-founded the Long-Term Prisoner Policy Project at the John Howard Association of Illinois, where she recruited and trained pro bono attorneys to represent aging prisoners at their parole hearings and worked to advance sentencing reform in Illinois. She is a founding member of the Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children and former board member and general counsel for the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Black World Studies from Miami University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
A few examples of her work: