Insha Rahman


Insha Rahman is vice president for advocacy and partnerships at Vera and vice president of Vera Action, Vera’s 501(c)(4) sister organization. She leads the development of Vera and Vera Action’s advocacy priorities and campaigns across the organization, partnering with government, advocates, and organizers to win policy change to end mass incarceration and build safe, thriving communities for all.

Insha is a nationally recognized expert on bail reform and pretrial justice. In addition to overseeing Vera’s and Vera Action’s advocacy priorities, she supervises the organization’s place-based initiatives in California, Louisiana, and New York. She has been quoted as an expert in outlets including the New York Times, NPR, and PBS.

Before joining Vera, she was a public defender at the Bronx Defenders.

In addition to her work at Vera, Insha is a board member of the ACLU of New York, the Aspen Institute’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, and Dignity and Power in Action. She served as a co-chair of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s transition committee.

Insha holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana studies from Vassar College and a JD from the City University of New York School of Law.