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Sara Totonchi


Sara Totonchi is the Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), a nonprofit law firm that works for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal justice system. She has represented SCHR on a full range of criminal justice and public safety issues at the Georgia General Assembly. Sara led coalition efforts and legislative advocacy to establish Georgia’s statewide public defender system and enact criminal justice reforms, specializing in building partnerships with unlikely allies such as law enforcement, survivors of crime, and conservative elected officials. In 2018, Sara was appointed to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s Criminal Justice Commission and serves on Mayor Bottoms’ Transition Team Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee. Sara is current board member of Wellstone Action.