Founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center and a Senior Research Scholar at University of Michigan Law School
Amanda Alexander, Michigan, is the founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, a Senior Research Scholar at University of Michigan Law School, and a nationally recognized scholar of race and social justice. She has worked at the intersection of racial justice and community development in Detroit, New York, and South Africa for more than a decade. As a 2013-2015 Soros Justice Fellow, Alexander launched the Prison & Family Justice Project at University of Michigan Law School to provide legal representation to incarcerated parents and advocates for families divided by the prison and foster care systems. Alexander is also on the steering committee for Law for Black Lives. She has a deep and long standing relationship to CCR, having been an Ella Baker Summer Intern while in law school.