Mona Sahaf

Mona Sahaf works with prosecutors to end mass incarceration, address racial disparities, and make their offices more accountable to the communities they serve. She joined Vera in July 2021 to lead the federal strategy for the Reshaping Prosecution program after working for six years as a prosecutor in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ). At DOJ, Mona partnered with NGOs and academics on war crimes investigations, trained prosecutors and law enforcement agents, and engaged in policy and interagency work. Prior to that, Mona worked for over six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, DC, where she handled local and federal crime and tried over 35 cases. Her cases included felony domestic violence work, assaults against people housed at the DC Jail, and national security matters. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mona worked as a litigation associate at Hogan Lovells and clerked on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She holds a JD from Boston University and a BA from Georgetown University.