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Amber Goodwin
Founding Director, Community Justice Reform Coalition


Amber (USA) is the Founding Director of the Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC). CJRC is the nation’s leading coalition working on policy reform and building resources for communities of color working at the nexus of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. CJRC believes that data and evidence-based solutions led by those most impacted by gun violence and the criminal justice system will result in transformational change.


During her time at, Amber founded and built a groundbreaking youth-led civic engagement public speaking training program, and was the lead author for for the release of the 2013 report “Millennials Civic Health Index” in partnership with the Harvard Institute on Politics, National Council on Citizenship, and CIRCLE.

Amber was named to the 2017 Root 100 List of the most influential African Americans, the 2016 Women's "Power50" list for Walkers Legacy, and is a Next Gen Fellow with the University of Texas Strauss School for International Security and Law. She has been profiled in Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Grio, Newsweek, and various other news outlets. She was awarded the 2012 Google PDF Fellowship award, and has traveled as a delegate to both Taiwan and Vietnam on behalf of the United States for bi-cultural exchanges.

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