Allison Brown is the Executive Director of the Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), a fund that brings strategic vision and fruitful collaboration to a field that is focused on school discipline reform and creation of healthy school climates.Previously, she worked as a program officer at the Open Society Foundations and as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division. At DOJ, she initiated, developed, and led the Civil Rights Division’s efforts to combat the school-to-prison pipeline, which closes off opportunities for academic and lifelong success for far too many students of color. She is also the founder of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), a service organization that worked with schools, students, and families to bring about improved academic outcomes through equitable school climates where all students thrive.