Simone C. Price
Simone Price joined the Center for Employment Opportunities as the Director of Organizing in October of 2021. In her role she oversees a program designed to train and mobilize formerly incarcerated people to drive reentry policy at the local and state levels.
(Simone) is passionate about advocating for the elimination of collateral consequences stemming from criminal legal systems involvement, especially barriers to economic opportunity and civic engagement. Prior to joining CEO she served as the campaign lead at REFORM Alliance where she oversaw the efforts of a diverse group of stakeholders to advance evidence-based, probation and parole reform legislation. In previous years, Simone helped political organizations and cause groups to build capacity through individual giving and strategic partnerships -raising north of $432,000 during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
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. Simone has also delivered guest commentary for the Washington Post, NPR, and CNN’s New Day.
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 ministry at New Beginnings Church just south of Atlanta. She is an alumni of Emory University.