Aliya Brown is a communications specialist and policy analyst with 5 years of experience in advocacy, communications, stakeholder engagement and project management. She leverages her expertise to uplift best practices that inform messaging and policy at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Common Justice, she provided analytic support on housing policy and drove communications strategy for statewide campaigns at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Her most notable projects include the launch of Enterprise New York’s Justice-Involved Housing Initiative, leading role in the Statewide Source of Income Coalition, and co-leadership of the Regional Affordable & Fair Housing Roundtable. Prior to Enterprise, she worked at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office’s Bureau of Youth Diversion and Reentry Programs supporting alternative to incarceration and reentry programs. She earned her BA in Sociology from the City University of New York, Baruch College.
“I work at Common Justice because at the heart of transformative policies, are narratives of reconciliation between those who have grown from experiences of violence firsthand.”