Jennifer Toon
Project Director

Jennifer Toon is a formerly incarcerated woman with a passion for criminal justice reform. She was originally adjudicated under Texas determinate sentencing laws as a teenager and spent 27 years of criminal justice involvement as both a juvenile and an adult. Jennifer has been published in The Texas Observer, The Marshall Project and The Guardian. She currently lives in Austin and continues to inspire others through her YouTube channel, and podcast. She believes that narrative lies at the heart of effective advocacy. Jennifer aspires to use her lived experience to bring attention to the often-forgotten voices of other system-impacted women, youth, and people with disabilities.