Durrell Washington


Durrell Malik Washington Sr. is an advocate for Juveniles and families impacted by mass incarceration. Durrell received his Bachelor’s in Social work from York College of the City University of New York in December 2016 and he received his MSW in May 2018 from Columbia University School of Social Work. A native New Yorker Durrell is currently a Staff Associate, Officer of Research in the Justice Lab located in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University. Durrell works on the Youth Justice Initiatives Project which aims to end the use of prison like facilities for young people around the country and shift to a culture where community-based approaches leads the way. Durrell will begin a PhD program in Social Work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in the Fall of 2019 where he will conduct research aimed at understanding the intersections between juvenile justice, mental health, and other systems of care; and how those systems are ultimately pipelines to the incarceration of black and brown youth.