2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Ronald Simpson-Bey

Just Leadership USA
Just Leadership USA
Ronald D. Simpson-Bey is a national leader in the decarceration movement and currently works as the director of outreach and alumni engagement for JustLeadershipUSA. He is also a 2015 LwC Fellow with JLUSA committed to cutting the national prison population in half by 2030. Ronald serves as a board member for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD), and L.U.C.K. Inc. in Detroit, Michigan. Ronald is a steering team member of the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI) and Nation Outside organizations as well as a co-founder and advisory board member of the Chance For Life (CFL) organization in Detroit. He is an engaged, thoughtful, and creative leader, founding many enrichment programs rooted in transformation, redemption, and self-accountability. Ronald has attended Eastern Michigan University, Mott Community College, and Jackson Community College. Ronald is on Twitter @BeySimpson, and can be reached at ronald@justleadershipusa.org.