California Innovations Director

As the California Innovations Director, Marisa works with systems and community leaders across California to advance the Blueprint for Shared Safety, a framework of principles and practices that local leaders can use to advance shared safety strategies. By shifting the focus from over-incarceration to investments that focus on balanced approaches to safety rooted in dignity […]


CA TimeDone Statewide Manager

Gilbert Johnson serves as ASJ’s California TimeDone Statewide Manager and is a native of South Central Los Angeles and the former Lead Justice Organizer at Community Coalition, the premier social justice organization in South Central Los Angeles. He grew up as a ward of the court, dealt with many family issues, and was first arrested […]


CA Partnerships Manager

Saun serves as the CA Partnerships Manager. He coordinates public education campaigns and state and local coalitions to advance our policy and programs work and to promote shared safety initiatives that replace wasteful prison spending with more effective safety solutions.


Organizing Director, CSSJ

Danny Montes is the Director of Membership & Organizing. He manages the organization’s key partnerships and coalition work throughout California. Danny brings over 12 years of local, state and national campaign experience and currently provides strategic input on all of CSJ’s projects and campaigns. Based in Los Angeles, Danny frequently presents on issues such as […]


CA Government Affairs Manager

Ed Little represents Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ) in the State Capitol and among state policymakers and policy advocates across the state of California. Ed helps to lead CSJ’s development of an annual legislative policy agenda and legislative priorities and facilitate the organization’s analysis of policy developments and trends. Assists in leading and shepherding the organization’s legislative agenda.

Ed maintains effective relationships with the offices of state legislators, local community-based and elected leaders in key cities, counties, state corrections agencies, the California Governor, and others.

Ed is a leading policy professional in the justice movement with an extensive background in the areas of workforce development, reentry, and constitutional policing.


Chief of State Advocacy

Shaena Fazal is the Chief of State Advocacy for the Alliance for Safety and Justice, overseeing ASJ’s Advocacy Division made up of its policy, innovations, and research departments. Fazal was previously the Director of Legislative Advocacy. She has over 20 years of experience advocating for youth and criminal justice reform as a public defender, policy […]


California Government Affairs Director

Anthony pursued his Master’s in Social Welfare to work on social justice issues and reform the criminal justice system. As director of government affairs, Anthony is responsible for strategizing and advocating for Safe and Just’s legislative and budget agenda in the California Capitol. Anthony began his career as an administrative analyst for the City of […]


CEO, ASJ & National Director, TimeDone

Jay Jordan has worked at the intersection of social justice and politics throughout his career. He serves as ASJ’s CEO, overseeing all of ASJ’s state-based teams and reform advocacy efforts, as well as the #TimeDone National Director. Jay co-founded the organization’s #TimeDone campaign to organize people living with past conviction records to eliminate the barriers […]