Akhi Johnson

As a senior program associate in Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution program, Akhi works with elected prosecutors across the country to end mass incarceration, address racial disparities, and make their offices more accountable to the communities they serve. He joined Vera in January 2019, after serving for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Akhi handled both local and federal crimes and tried more than 40 cases. Akhi was a senior sex offense and domestic violence prosecutor focused on local domestic violence crimes and sex offenses involving children and adults. Akhi volunteered with community based prosecution programs designed to build positive relationships between citizens and law enforcement, and also taught a gender based violence course in Indonesia for Pakistani prosecutors and police officers.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Akhi clerked on the District of Columbia Superior Court and worked as a litigation associate in Jones Day’s Los Angeles Office. Akhi holds a JD from Georgetown Law, where he participated in the Street Law Clinic and taught criminal law in a D.C. public high school. He also holds a BA in Communications from the University of Southern of California.