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Malik Neal

Social Justice Fellow

Malik Neal is a policy strategist and organizer focused on harnessing community power to advance racial and social justice. He is the co-founder and former executive director of the Philadelphia Bail Fund, a community-based revolving bail fund organizing to end wealth-based detention. He led the Fund through a period of substantial growth and impact, helping to dramatically increase its donor base; grow its staff team; and expand its advocacy and organizing efforts. Previously, Malik worked as a director of a local independent prison monitoring organization and in management consulting. His work and writings have been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic, and Crime and Delinquency.

Malik served as a mayoral appointee on the City of Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Community Advisory Committee and currently serves on the board of Ready, Willing, and Able. He received an A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross and his M.S. from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.