Education and Juvenile Justice Reform Fellow
Roy joined CEEAS in June 2020 as the inaugural Education and Juvenile Justice Reform Fellow. His fellowship work focuses on supporting many aspects of our projects and activities, including educational initiatives, training and support for agency partners, policy research, as well as communications.
Prior to joining CEEAS, Roy spent 25 years in prison for a life sentence he received in adult court at the age of 16. After recent Supreme Court rulings prohibiting mandatory life sentences for juveniles and subsequent D.C. laws around resentencing, Roy’s sentence was reduced and he was released in December 2019. Over the course of his imprisonment, Roy earned his GED, achieved numerous awards and certifications, and maintained a 4.0 GPA while enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Georgetown University.
Roy is passionate about juvenile justice reform and ensuring quality education is available for individuals who are incarcerated. He lives in Washington, DC where he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as rooting for his hometown teams.