The Council is led by co-chairs The Honorable Val Demings (FL-10), Representative from Florida’s 10th District and serving on the House Judiciary Committee, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Law Enforcement Caucus, and Yale Law School Professor James Forman, Jr., a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and a prominent national figure in the discourse of justice reform.
Council Co-Chairs ▸
Congresswoman Val Butler Demings
Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received a B.S. in Criminology and M.P.A. from Florida State University.
James Forman Jr.
James Forman Jr. is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit, New York City, and Atlanta, then Brown University and Yale Law School. Forman began his legal career as a staff attorney at Washington D.C.’s Public Defender Service.