Mona Sahaf


Mona Sahaf is the director of Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution initiative, which helps communities increase public safety by shrinking the front end of the legal system, addressing racial disparities in prosecution, and increasing prosecutors’ collaboration with the people most impacted by their decisions. She oversees her team’s technical assistance work.

Before joining Vera in 2021, Mona worked as a federal prosecutor in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions section at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, focusing on domestic violence and national security cases. At DOJ, Mona built a program to protect Central American migrants who were kidnapped in Mexico.

In addition to her work at Vera, Mona serves on the boards of organizations working to preserve Kashmiri culture and secure human rights in Kashmir.

Mona holds a BA in history and government from Georgetown University and a JD from Boston University School of Law.