Shriver Center on Poverty Law
LaTanya Jackson Wilson has over 25 years’ experience centered on advocacy for equal justice. Most recently, she served as Director of Advocacy at Legal Aid of Western Ohio, where she oversaw a shift to focus advocacy on racial justice and equity and build a more inclusive and diverse organizational culture. Previously, she has worked as a public defender, an attorney at UAW Legal Services, and in private practice. As Vice President of Advocacy, LaTanya manages a cross-disciplinary team of experts and oversees the Shriver Center’s work to integrate policy advocacy, community-centered organizing, and legal strategy in pursuit of systemic change. LaTanya is a co-chair of Illinois’ Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force. She is a 1995 graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a 1992 graduate of Morris College.
We all have an obligation to stand up for what's right.
Electronic monitoring should be eliminated as a policy tool in pretrial settings.
I believe we can build a better future. And I know that advocacy can play a key role in removing obstacles to racial and economic justice.