Though we're sad to see Curtis go, we're proud of him and excited for the opportunities he'll have at his new job with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Read more in the interview below.
Curtis Davis: After working with VOTE for the past two years, I have now taken a job at the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am a certified paralegal, so I have decided to put my talents to work by helping to prepare lawsuits for the firm.
VOTE: What is your new position? What responsibilities will you have?
CD: My title is Outreach Paralegal, Criminal Justice Reform. I’m working with the team that does a lot of policy work for organizations like VOTE who are involved in criminal justice reform advocacy. I am specifically responsible for investigating cases, interviewing witnesses, along with researching and coordinating with grassroots organizations.
VOTE: What are you looking forward to?
CD: I am specifically looking forward to the passing of the referendum on unanimous juries in Louisiana coming up on November 6th.
VOTE: What have you learned through your work at VOTE? How will that help you in your next job?
CD: Working as the Chapter Leader of VOTE Shreveport, I was able to learn about changing policies, and I gained experience that I could have not received anywhere else. I am forever grateful to Norris Henderson for giving me the opportunity to demonstrate my value and learn on the job.
VOTE: How will your work with SPLC impact the criminal justice system?
CD: SPLC has done tremendous work over the past several years, especially in regard to penal reform. However, I believe the best is yet to come!