Director of Programs

Andre Ward is a long-time advocate for the people most affected by violence and the criminal justice system. He teaches Social Work as an adjunct professor at Medgar Evers College. Andre is a senior fellow with the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, a senior fellow of the National Trust for the Development of Men, and a board member of The Center for Psychotherapy at Family Renaissance.   Prior to joining Common Justice’s team, he served as the Director of Workforce Development at the Osborne Association. A published author and speaker, Andre is also co-host and associate producer for On the Count: The Criminal and Prison Justice Report on WBAI. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Medgar Evers College and a Master of Social Work from Lehman College.

" I work at Common Justice because of its ability to create healing, foster accountability and engage in criminal justice and systemic reform!"