John Cusick
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., Equal Justice Works Fellow

John Cusick has dedicated his career to legal and policing-making efforts that eliminate systemic forms of disenfranchisement and address racial and class biases. John is an Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by the Venture Justice Fund) at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. At LDF, he works on criminal justice reform, police misconduct, and voting rights litigation and policy reform.

John graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Juvenile Defender and Racial Equity Strategies Clinics and a recipient of the Vanderbilt Medal for outstanding contributions to the law school community. While in law school, he served as an Article Selection Editor for the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, a founding member and chair of the Fair Defense Project, and a student fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. Prior to law school, he worked first as an Urban Fellow at the New York City Law Department and then as an assistant project manager at From Punishment to Public Health.

John is a proud City University of New York alumnus, having graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.A. in Humanities and Justice. He grew up in New Jersey and went to a public high school in Vermont.