Asha Grayson, JD

Asha Grayson, JD

Restorative Justice Hub Director

Asha earned a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in 2014, where she majored in Social Welfare and African-American studies and graduated with honors. Asha went on to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2019. Asha has always had a passion for problem-solving and creating solutions to improve the lives of people in vulnerable communities. While at Northwestern, Asha worked in the Wrongful Convictions of Youth clinic and in Northwestern’s Juvenile Defense Clinic. She took weekly trips to the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to engage with her client. Asha found it important to remind him, a young Black man, that he was human, that his life was important, and that he was not just another case in the system. While in the Juvenile Defense Clinic, Asha decided to dedicate her career to non-profit work that would focus on young Black men in Chicago and that would aim to disrupt the cycle of entering the criminal justice system. Asha is passionate about reducing recidivism in Black communities and discovering solutions that will keep Black youth and adults out of the system for good.