Community & Court Navigator
Akiana Smith is a native New Yorker and natural born activist. She has worked as a community organizer, educator, and ran anger management groups for men returning from prison. Akiana is currently the Community - Court Navigator of the Women's Community Justice Association, a non-profit fighting for the rights of women in detention and the closure of RIkers Island. Akiana uses her voice as a tool to bring awareness to injustice. She is earning her Bachelors from John Jay College in Human Services and Community Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Akiana is a proud mother of two empowered daughters and an advocate for prisoners everywhere.