Mona Sahaf

Mona works with prosecutors across the country 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 federal strategy for the Reshaping Prosecution program after serving for nearly six years as a prosecutor in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ). At DOJ, Mona partnered with and trained prosecutors and law enforcement agents across the country and engaged in policy and interagency work. Prior to that, Mona worked for over six years as an assistant United States attorney in Washington, DC, where she handled local and federal crime and tried over 35 cases. Her caseload included felony domestic violence work, assaults against prisoners housed at the DC Jail, and national security matters. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008, Mona worked as a litigation associate at Hogan Lovells and clerked on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mona holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA in history and government from Georgetown University.