SteVon Felton writes on policing, perceptions of law enforcement, over-criminalization and barriers to reintegration for formerly incarcerated individuals. He also produces original research for policy papers.
SteVon joined R Street from the ACLU of the District of Columbia, where he worked under the policy director. At the ACLU-DC, he assisted in organizing a candidate forum on criminal justice issues and conducted research that centered around fare evasion, D.C. jail reform and court diversion programs. Prior to that, SteVon worked with the Institute for Policy Studies, where he researched historic trends in incarceration populations, racial disparities and LGBTQ homelessness for The Souls of Poor Folks, a collaborative report released by IPS in conjunction with the New Poor People’s Campaign. He also helped to create a teen-led, alternative-to-school-discipline model aimed at decreasing suspensions.
SteVon graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in history and sociology.