Public Policy Fellow

Ruby-Beth Buitekant joined the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) in 2018 as the Public Policy Fellow. Prior to joining SCHR, Ruby-Beth worked as a Summer Law Clerk with Gideon's Promise at the Dekalb County Public Defenders and as an Ella Baker Summer Fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Before her legal education, Buitekant worked for the Center for Court Innovation's Crown Heights Mediation Center managing the anti-gun violence program Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets. She has been a featured speaker on panels and publications relating to racism within the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter, and prison abolition. Buitekant holds a JD from The City University of New York School of Law and a BA from Wesleyan University. She is from Atlanta, GA.

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