Christopher Scott

Christopher Scott is a senior policy analyst at the Open Society Foundations focusing on criminal, civil, and racial justice. Specifically, Scott advocates for educational equity, reducing disparities, strengthening family structures, and increasing economic opportunity for vulnerable populations. Scott promotes policy initiatives for the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement and helps convene the Justice Roundtable, a coalition working to reform the U.S. justice system.

Prior to joining the Foundations, Scott served as youth policy analyst for the Center for Law And Social Policy, where he worked on policies affecting disconnected youth and the Black Men and Boys 2025 campaign, and managed the Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth Network. Scott also served as a legislative fellow for Congressman Bobby Scott, where he was the chief staffer responsible for the congressman’s legislative agenda on K–12 education.

Scott attended Oregon State University on a football scholarship where he earned a BA in political science and an MA in public policy.