Greer Ellis is an activist and advocate for human justice. At the Center for Justice she is coming aboard as the Program Coordinator for Project Reset, a new alternative to incarceration program in collaboration with the Osborne Association for people arrested for the first time. She facilitates weekly Restorative Justice Workshops. Those completing the workshop will have their cases dismissed without prosecution. She also runs a peacemaking circle at her church in Harlem for returning citizens and those impacted by mass incarceration. Prior to coming to Columbia University, she served as a Team Leader at the Fortune Society, supervising discharge planners on Riker’s Island. She was also the Project Coordinator at FACES NY Inc., where she ran a program for women who experienced trauma. For seventeen years, she worked in various roles at Fordham Law School’s Clinical Education program.
Greer Ellis received her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School, the Lincoln Center campus. Her specialization was Law and Social Work.