Cassidy Kristal-Cohen (she/her/hers)

Litigation Support Fellow

In her role as a Litigation Support Fellow, Cassidy works alongside attorneys to challenge police impunity and wealth-based detention. She is currently focused on cases and coalition-building in Texas to create  community safety and curb police violence. 

Before joining CRC, Cassidy worked as a Housing Paralegal at the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project, providing legal support to tenants at risk of eviction and on rent strike. Prior to that, she worked for 2.5 years as a Senior Client Advocate at the Center for Appellate Litigation. There, she administered a Conditions of Confinement project and advocated for New Yorkers to gain access to basic necessities in prison–such as adequate medical care and freedom from harassment. 

She is a proud CUNY graduate and New Yorker. 

“The criminal legal system and its various appendages function as a tool of mass control and violence. I do this work because I believe in a future where state resources are mobilized to support the health and wellbeing of every person, rather than the brutalization and caging of the most marginalized.”