MICA L. WILLIAMS blends justice advocacy and policy research to champion vulnerable populations. Her recent work includes supporting Black and LGBTQ communities through legislative tracking and policy drafting at New Voices Pittsburgh; supporting incarcerated women’s rights at Women’s Law Project; and assisting ACLU-PA’s school-to-prison pipeline initiative. Previously, Mica conducted state and municipal legal research, provided free elder advocacy, and collaborated on several prison journalism projects with San Quentin State Prison inmates. Mica earned her B.A. in English and rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and her J.D. in social justice from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.
To address persistent crime and rebuild trust in the Northside neighborhood, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has initiated a series of pilot projects to test new methods of community-oriented policing. FUSE executive fellow Mica Williams is helping evaluate these pilots, as well as developing recommendations for redesigning police stations and operations throughout the city.