Joy Griffin is the Temporary Parole and Legal Support Assistant at the ACLU of Maryland. In this role she provides administrative and clerical support for the Maryland Parole Partnership (MPP), a new initiative that pairs people serving life sentences who are eligible for parole with pro bono attorneys.
Joy currently attends Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Government Policy with a concentration in Political Communication. Joy earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University in Political Science.
While completing her undergraduate program, she served as the Student Government Association President working diligently to make impactful changes for the campus community where she awarded need-based students with scholarships and established a financial literacy course. Post graduation, Joy worked as a Lead Paralegal specializing in Family and Injury Law. Her primary mission is to advocate for race equity and reproductive justice through the expansion of rights for communities woh are incarcerated, detained, marginalized, and vulnerable in Maryland. Joy has always been passionate about equity for minority communities and providing tools to further their progression.