Tia Elliott is the Program Coordinator for Common Justice and HealingWorks.org, a national learning collaborative for practitioners who work with young men of color who have been harmed by violence and trauma.
Tia previously worked at Common Justice as an intern through the prestigious John Jay Vera Fellows Program. Prior to joining Common Justice, Tia was a volunteer with the Prison-to-College-Pipeline (P2CP), a program that offers access to higher education, learning exchanges and reentry services for the incarcerated men of Otisville Correctional Facility. In addition to her work with Otisville Correctional Facility, Tia participated in the P2CP’s first international learning exchange in Drakenstein Correctional Centre and Pollsmoor Prison in January 2017.
Tia began her social justice work five years ago. Her work has spanned Cape Town, South Africa, Rabat, Morocco and New York.
Tia holds a B.A. in English from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
"I work at Common Justice because I believe empathy is the most powerful weapon one can use to counter violence."