Policy Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience.




District of Columbia
United States


Do you want to make a real and meaningful difference in criminal justice reform? Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the nation’s leading nonprofit sentencing reform organization, seeks a self-starting, hard-working, and detail-oriented Policy Associate to join our growing staff as we make exciting and momentous steps forward. 

As we expand, we especially need to build our team of people pushing our federal and state advocacy campaigns. Our Policy Associate will be responsible for performing legislative research, analyzing legislation, writing bill summaries and briefing papers, monitoring sentencing and prison reform developments, and building and maintaining coalitions that include other advocates in states where we work. Strong writing skills and research experience are a must. Coalition outreach, building, and maintenance skills are highly desired. An ideal candidate will have a background in criminal justice policy or be a legislative correspondent or legislative assistant from Capitol Hill or a state legislature who is interested in focusing on criminal justice policy.


FAMM provides a full benefit package, generous vacation and sick leave, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for changing the system, who wants to work with an exciting and growing team of like-minded people. Our work is daunting but rewarding, and FAMM is an excellent place to learn, contribute to making the world a better place, witness history—and be a part of it. To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@famm.org, with the subject line “Policy Associate” and your last name. No phone calls, please.