Rais Akbar

Advocates for Children and Youth

Rais strives to be the voice for youth in the juvenile justice system.  He believes that such marginalized groups require passionate and committed advocates in order to remind society of their needs and to protect their well-being.  Rais serves as the Baltimore Corps Fellow for Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY), a statewide non-profit focused on improving the lives and experiences of Maryland’s children through policy changes and program improvement.

At ACY, Rais serves as the organization’s statewide policy director for juvenile justice. Rais is intent on reducing the number of Maryland’s children affected by the juvenile justice system. He hopes to fulfill this goal through systematic and intentional research and advocacy focused on improving the lives, families and communities of those most impacted by the system.

As a graduate of the Howard University School of Law, Rais is a practicing attorney in Maryland.