Monique Dixon

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Monique L. Dixon, J.D., is the Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program of OSI-Baltimore. She is responsible for developing, monitoring, and evaluating criminal and juvenile justice funding strategies for OSI-Baltimore, which seeks to reduce the overuse of incarceration as well as its social and economic costs.

Prior to joining OSI-Baltimore, Dixon served as senior staff attorney at Advancement Project in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit civil rights organization. In that capacity, Dixon assisted grassroots community organizations, lawyers, and public officials throughout the country with community-centered policing, education, voting rights, and affordable housing issues. She also co-authored several reports on zero tolerance school discipline policies that lead youth from schools to prisons. Dixon joined the Advancement Project after working with the Public Justice Center—a Baltimore-based, nonprofit legal organization. She served as the Center’s first Equal Justice fellow where she spearheaded the Center’s juvenile justice reform project, utilizing litigation and legislative advocacy to reform Maryland’s juvenile correctional facilities.

Dixon, a member of the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia, has committed her entire legal career to public interest and civil rights law practice. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.