Robert is a national criminal justice campaigner and expert working to advance solutions to criminal justice problems through sentencing reform, crime victim advocacy and advancing new safety priorities. Robert is the co-founder and Vice President of Alliance for Safety and Justice, where he oversees ASJ’s state-based advocacy strategies and campaigns.
Before co-founding ASJ, Robert was the Organizing Director for the Yes on Prop. 47 campaign, a statewide ballot initiative to reduce incarceration and re-allocate savings to drug treatment, K-12 programming and victim services. Prior to that, Robert served as founding Criminal Justice Director for the NAACP, providing strategic direction, oversight and management. He was responsible for launching the “Misplaced Priorities – Educate Not Incarcerate” campaign, where he worked with Right on Crime to recruit conservatives to join NAACP’s efforts to reduce state prison populations.
Robert served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and St. Joseph’s College, and at Central Connecticut State University. Robert lives in Sacramento, California with his family.
Watch Robert at the 2019 MAKERS Conference: