Soffiyah Elijah

Soffiyah Elijah headshotSoffiyah Elijah is the Executive Director of the Correctional Association (CA) of New York. She is the first woman and the first person of color to lead this extraordinary organization in its mission to create a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. Under her leadership, the CA now celebrates its 170th anniversary. Soffiyah has practiced criminal and family law for more than 30 years, is a frequent presenter at national and international forums on criminal justice policy and human rights issues, and has dedicated her life to human rights and social activism.

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