Tehra Coles (She/Her)

Senior Policy Counsel

Tehra’s work as policy counsel focuses on a variety of topics related to the criminal legal system including qualified immunity, risk assessment tools, and pre-trial detention laws.  

Prior to joining CRC, Tehra was the Litigation supervisor for policy and government affairs at the Center for Family Representation.  Tehra represented parents in family separation proceedings.  She also managed the government funding application process and, in collaboration with impacted parents and families, lobbied elected officials and government agency officials on policy and legislation in areas of immigration, family separation, criminal legal systems, and housing. 

Tehra is a graduate of Albany Law School and Hollins University.  She is an avid crafter and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and collecting interesting dishes. 

The damage done to Black and brown communities by white supremacist institutions like the criminal legal system has been allowed to go on for generations. I do this work to support the efforts of these impacted communities to abolish these systems of harm and create a safer world for everyone.”