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2021 WINNER

Amanda Alexander

Detroit Justice Center

Amanda Alexander    

Transforming the justice system, and promoting equitable and fair cities.

ABOUT Detroit Justice Center

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

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