Aishatu Yusuf

Project Director, Impact Justice

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Aishatu has worked with federal, state and local governments to conduct program development projects, social science research, evaluation and policy analysis to address issues that permeate the juvenile and criminal legal system.  Throughout her career, she has focused on child safety, juvenile legal reform, criminal legal reform, child protection, and addressing education policies and practices that lead to disproportionate school discipline. With the belief that change must be envisioned through an intersectional lens that captures race and gender identity, Aishatu has worked on reducing the barriers for formerly incarcerated women, evaluating the strengths and needs of girls in gangs, and is currently working on participatory research that addresses interrupting the school to confinement pathways for girls of color.

Aishatu holds a bachelor’s degree in both political science and intercultural communications from the University of Utah and a Master’s of Public Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.