Simone Price joined the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) as the Director of Organizing in October of 2021. In her role she oversees a program designed to center the voices of formerly incarcerated people in CEO’s policy priorities at the local and federal level. Simone is passionate about advocating for the elimination of collateral consequences stemming from criminal legal system involvement, especially barriers to economic opportunity and civic engagement.
Prior to joining CEO, Simone served as the campaign lead at REFORM Alliance where she oversaw the efforts of a diverse group of stakeholders who aim to advance evidence-based, probation and parole reform legislation. She has contributed to proprietary research on probation and parole practices across the south on behalf of the Prison Policy Initiative, and helped to reestablish a city-led justice commission in Birmingham, Alabama, to address pre-trial detention practices.
In her spare time she volunteers with the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. She and her wife, Peace, serve in the music department at Restoration Community Ministries just south of Atlanta. She is an alumni of Emory University.