Listen to an interview with Carl Hamad-Lipscombe, Executive Director of Envision Freedom Fund on Bail Abuse
About Carl Hamad-Lipscombe
Carl is a policy strategist, organizer and movement leader who has worked at the intersection of immigration, criminal law reform and racial justice for nearly 20 years. Previously, Carl led national policy, communications and research initiatives as Deputy Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and managed philanthropic investments in prosecution reform, indigent defense and access to counsel at Arnold Ventures. A Bronx native, Carl’s vast experience also includes time as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders; leading advocacy and communications efforts for local and national coalitions focused on workers’ and immigrant rights; coordinating a citywide nonpartisan voter engagement table; and working as a security guard and street vendor. Carl earned a B.A. in philosophy and urban policy at Brooklyn College, a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and studied urban planning at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Carl lives in Brooklyn with his partner and two dogs. Learn more about Envision Freedom Fund by clicking here.