Iván Lucas


Iván Lucas works as a senior program associate with Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative to help create prison housing units rooted in human dignity and restorative justice. Iván leads and supports the team’s work to create a housing unit in the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility and support existing units in South Carolina.

Before joining Vera in 2021, Iván designed and facilitated restorative justice collaborative workshops with the Osborne Association for formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones in English and Spanish. While there, Iván led community events and facilitated internal race equity and inclusion circles.

Before moving to New York, Iván worked as a housing coordinator with Brilliant Corners in Los Angeles County, providing supportive housing to formerly incarcerated people and people experiencing chronic homelessness who had mental health conditions and substance use disorders.