Vivian Nixon


Vivian D. Nixon is Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship (CCF), a nonprofit committed to removing individual and structural barriers to higher education for women with criminal record histories and their families. An alumna of CCF’s program, Nixon advocates nationally for the return to college education to the nation's prisons, a voice for formerly incarcerated individuals and communities impacted by mass  incarceration in the criminal justice reform movement, and the development of responses to crime that respect human dignity. Nixon is a Columbia University Community Scholar and a recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice, the Ascend Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, and the Soros Justice Fellowship.

Angela Brugioni