Black women and Black girls are not valued in American society. Our voices are marginalized. We are often invisible. Even as we make strides in the political arena and fight for democracy, our contributions threaten to go unseen. When injustice threatens the Black community as a whole, the injustice committed against Black women is often […]
Author: Carla C. Lee
Carla C. Lee is Deputy Chief of Staff and Chair of the Sentence Review Unit at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) situated in Seattle, Washington where her primary duties include policy and legislative work related to reforming/transforming the criminal legal system. Ms. Lee has a unique role in the prosecutor's office to re-sentence individuals serving long sentences based on outdated tough on crime policies resulting in mass incarceration and racial and ethnic disproportionality in the Washington State criminal justice system. She reports to the elected King County Prosecutor, Daniel T. Satterberg. Prior to joining the KCPAO, Carla worked with Ret. Justice Bobbe Bridge at the Center for Children & Youth Justice as the lead Staff Attorney overseeing a Juvenile Justice Reform effort funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Early in her legal career, Ms. Lee has served on the executive board of Washington Women Lawyers, the Loren Miller Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association. A native of Washington State, Carla is a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. A life-long learner who loves to read (especially the Bible), take long walks with her dog, Rebekah, cycle, and ski when her schedule permits.