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Carlton T. Mayers II

Policy Counsel, Policing Reform Campaign

Carlton T. Mayers II joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) as Policy Counsel for its Policing Reform Campaign, where he will advance LDF’s efforts to effect responsible and unbiased policing by working with local communities and stakeholders. The Policing Reform campaign, which is housed in LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute, addresses the national crisis in policing by using research, public education, policy and legislative advocacy, litigation, community organizing, and communications strategies to achieve systemic reforms at the local, state, and national levels.

Mayers previously served as the Criminal Justice Program Manager for the NAACP National Headquarters where he co-authored Born Suspect, a report on racial profiling, and advanced program initiatives on issues such as sentencing reform, prisoner reentry, juvenile justice and death penalty reform. Prior to his engagement with the NAACP, Mayers was the Prisoner Reentry Mediation Program Manager, as well as a Mediator and Facilitator for AmeriCorps in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Mayers has a B.S. of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and a J.D. and Master's in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. He is in LDF's Washington, D.C. office.