Elizabeth Jones received the Juvenile Justice Clinic Award upon graduating from Georgetown Law Center in 2009, where she participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic under professor Kris Henning. She began her legal career at the Orleans Public Defender before returning to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky where she started her own law firm and became an Endowed Chair in the Pan-African Studies Department at the University of Louisville, teaching classes on race and the law. In 2018 she completed a PhD in Urban and Public Affairs, studying the impact of mass criminalization on neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. While in Louisville, Elizabeth served on a number of local government criminal justice initiatives including co-directing a study on racial fairness in the Jefferson County Courts and co-chairing the Police Working Group for the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods. Before joining the team at LCCR Dr. Jones worked as the Training and Recruitment Director of Gideon’s Promise, a national organization for public defender training and support.