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Amanda Alexander
2021 FINALIST

Amanda Alexander

Detroit Justice Center

Detroit Justice Center
Transforming the justice system, and promoting equitable and fair cities.

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The Big Picture:
Motivated by the experience of her dad’s incarceration when she was young, Amanda Alexander has made it her life’s work to help create a society where all people can thrive. In 2017, she founded The Detroit Justice Center (DJC), a non-profit law firm that works alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities.

“My idea of a “just city” combines a solution for two problems that are often considered separately: how to build equitable cities and how to transform our justice system. We cannot build inclusive cities without remedying the effects of mass incarceration.”  — Amanda Alexander, executive director and founder, Detroit Justice Center


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