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Sade Dumas


Sade Dumas is a native New Orleanian who serves as the co-chair of PAC for Justice and the executive director of the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition. She works closely with community leaders, members, and key stakeholders to improve conditions of confinement in the New Orleans jail, advocate for evidence-based methods to reduce incarceration, and promote alternatives to arrests. As the executive director of OPPRC and a community activist, Dumas has led numerous jail reform and decarceration initiatives that amplify the voices of individuals, families, and communities impacted by incarceration. Her lived experience with incarcerated loved ones guides her efforts to reform the jail system in New Orleans and beyond. Dumas serves as co-chair of the City of New Orleans’ Crises Intervention Strategy Task Force, on the New Orleans Safety and Justice Community Advisory Group, the Jerome “Big Duck” Smith Justice System Advisory Committee, and the Embracing Change Task Force of Tulane University. She is a proud alumna of the She Leads Community Activist Fellowship of the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice.

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