Reuben Jones

Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA

Reuben Jones is JustLeadershipUSA’s Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator and currently runs the #CLOSEthecreek campaign. He is a social justice advocate and clinical therapist and the founding Executive Director of Frontline Dads Inc., an organization that provides re-entry support and transitional services to men and women returning from incarceration. Reuben also served as the Social Services Director for the Focused Deterrence Gun Violence Reduction Strategy in Philadelphia. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Lincoln University (with Honors) in 2009. His social justice advocacy work has included “Ban The Box”, bail reform, voting rights advocacy for returning citizens, juvenile lifers resentencing advocacy, prison decarceration, and D.A. accountability. Reuben is a member of the Philadelphia Re-Entry Coalition, The Coalition for a Just D.A., the Philadelphia Anti Violence Coalition, the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, and the NO215Jails Coalition. He served on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Transition Team and on the city’s Universal Pre-K Commission. In 2016, Reuben won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama.