Michael Deegan-McCree currently serves as the Partnerships Coordinator at The Bail Project. As the partnerships lead, Michael plays a pivotal role in developing corporate partnerships and representing The Bail Project through media appearances to garner support for the organization’s Community Release With Support model. Michael’s work also includes political and marketing strategy.
Before working for The Bail Project, Michael worked at The Dream Corps, where he served as the Policy Associate for the #cut50 initiative, helping to lead their state and federal legislative efforts. While at #cut50, Michael played a policy role in helping pass the First Step Act, 2018’s landmark legislation that The New York Times said would “deliver the most significant changes to our criminal justice system in a generation.”
In addition to his work on criminal justice reform. Michael was a 2020 New Leaders Council (NLC) Institute Fellow and now sits on the NLC LA Governing Board.
Michael’s concentration is on racial inequality within the criminal justice system and belives no issue can be solved without fixing the racial injustice that originated from slavery. Michael’s efforts to reform the system through advocacy and bipartisan strategy is made clear through his media commentary and opinion pieces as a contributor for USA Today.