Ebony Howard

Senior Supervising Attorney                                                                        Alabama Criminal Justice Reform                                                              Southern Poverty Law Center

400 Washington Avenue                                                                        Montgomery, Alabama                                                  ebony.howard@gmail.com

Service and Leadership                                                                                       Board of Directors, National Juvenile Justice Network                                Board of Directors, Youth Towers                                                              American Bar Association Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award Honoree (2016)                                                                                                                    Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow, National Juvenile Justice Network (2016 – 17)                                                                                                      Children’s Church Instructor, First Baptist Church of Hueytown (2016 – present)

Education                                                                                                                   JD, Georgetown University, 2007                                                                            BA, Howard University, 2004 

Bar Admission                                                                                                Kentucky, 2007 (inactive)                                                                              Alabama, 2010

Ebony Howard is a Senior Supervising Attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center. In this position, Ebony manages the organization’s criminal and juvenile justice reforms for the state of Alabama. Ebony has also served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of Alabama – defending indigent individuals charged with federal crimes. Ebony attended Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center (GULC). While at GULC, Ebony was a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Ebony is a dedicated wife, mother, and advocate. She attends First Missionary Baptist Church of Hueytown where she serves as Children’s Church instructor. Ebony also serves on the Youth Towers Board in Birmingham, Al and acts as the President-elect for the National Juvenile Justice Network.