Cymone Fuller is a program associate with Vera’s Center on Youth Justice (CYJ). Her projects are focused on improving family engagement policies and practices along the juvenile justice continuum, enhancing aftercare services for youth reentering communities, incorporating youth voice in juvenile justice policy development, and exploring strategies to better serve youth charged as adults.
Cymone joined CYJ with a background in juvenile justice and education policy. Before moving to New York, Cymone spent several years working with criminal justice organizations across the Twin Cities and also helped develop the “MN Solutions Not Suspensions” initiative as a program coordinator for the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership. There, she connected national best practices with youth and community advocacy to assist MN school districts with school discipline policy and practice reform. Cymone holds a master’s in public administration from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and a bachelor’s in sociology and social justice from the University of Minnesota.