Tashawn Reagon (She/Her)Senior Investigator/Paralegal
Tashawn is a Senior Investigator/Paralegal at Civil Rights Corps, where she works on projects challenging money bail and policing.
Tashawn comes to CRC with prior experience at the Innocence Project, where she supported litigation that addressed the leading causes of wrongful conviction and prevented future injustice. More specifically, Tashawn worked on litigation that challenged the use of unvalidated forensic science with the goal to establish new legal precedents.
Tashawn currently studies Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. Her research focuses on the mental health experiences of Black lawyers in the U.S. within public interest lawyering organizations. Tashawn graduated with a B.A. from Skidmore College in 2016 with honors in Sociology and a minor in Intergroup Relations. Her studies, both inside and outside of the classroom, focused on the intersection of mass incarceration, race, and social identity development.
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tashawn’s interests outside of work include reading, baking, dancing, and watching anything on Bravo.
“As an advocate for abolition, I seek to examine, implement and support equitable solutions for vulnerable and marginalized communities impacted by the social, legal, and economic applications of justice in the U.S.”