Laura de las Casas is a Senior Program Analyst and Liaison for the DC Corrections Information Council (CIC). She currently serves as the liaison between incarcerated DC residents and facilities to track individual concerns and notify corrections agencies. In this capacity, she is responsible for monitoring complaints and providing information to incarcerated DC residents, their families, and the DC community.
Prior to joining the CIC in April 2016, Laura worked at the D.C. Prisoners’ Project, where she focused on improving conditions of confinement for incarcerated men and women convicted under DC law. In addition to improving conditions of confinement, Laura analyzed parole and supervised release practices and advocated for the use of DC guidelines in parole-grant determinations. Laura also worked at the Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where she supported elderly, low-income DC residents with housing complaints. While in law school, Laura focused on human rights and environmental justice to promote the fair treatment of all vulnerable populations.
Laura obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Political Science from Emory University and received her Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in 2014. She is a member of the DC Bar.