Kiah Duggins (She/Her)


Kiah’s work focuses on using movement lawyering and the redistribution of power and resources to challenge policing and the criminalization of poverty. She is currently an attorney for CRC’s Policing Project in Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas.

Kiah collaborates with directly impacted communities to dismantle the criminal legal system’s exploitative and anti-Black origins and practices. Kiah worked with the ACLU of Northern California and a coalition of community members to challenge anti-Black policing and school-to-prison pipelines. She also worked on litigation with Neufeld, Scheck and Brustin LLC to challenge police misconduct nationwide. Kiah’s experiences as a Fulbright grantee in Taiwan helped her to imagine a world with less policing and a more equitable distribution of resources like education, healthcare, and housing.

Kiah served as the President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a Team Leader in Harvard Defenders, and a Law and Social Change Fellow while earning her J.D. at Harvard Law School. Kiah graduated summa cum laude from Wichita State University and is a proud alumna of Wichita Public Schools. She enjoys traveling to new countries, watching Disney movies, and asking about people’s daily magical moments.

“I do this work because I believe we will all be safer and freer with less policing and more equitably distributed resources”