Director & Co-Founder
Ivette Alé is a queer, Latinx grassroots organizer and advocate leading campaigns to reform the criminal legal system in California. Her history growing up in Southern California as an undocumented person and as the child of an incarcerated person, has informed her activism throughout her career.
As the Campaign Coordinator for JusticeLA, Ivette led the coalition to historic victories, including ending LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2019 and the adoption of Los Angeles County's groundbreaking Alternatives to Incarceration roadmap in 2020. Ivette serves as an LA County Commissioner on the Gender Responsive Advisory Committee. Ivette is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Political Science, a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow and a UCLA Law Fellow.