Yasmine Arrington is the 2021-2022 Program Assistant for Justice Reform and Election Integrity. In this role she collaborates with FCNL’s network of grassroots supporters, faith-based and secular coalition partners, and congressional offices to advance comprehensive justice reform and move our nation toward a more equitable and fair system for voting and elections.
Prior to joining FCNL, Yasmine founded the nonprofit organization ScholarCHIPS, Inc. in 2010. Their mission is to provide college scholarships, mentoring, and a support network to youth with incarcerated parents. Yasmine has testified before the Washington, D.C. City Council, urging the city to fund programs to support the children of incarcerated parents, and diversion and violence prevention programs.
Yasmine interned at Prison Fellowship in their advocacy department. She worked as a fellow at the Center for Public Justice, where she organized faith leaders and trained them to advocate for and develop diversion and prevention programs for youth who have experienced juvenile probation. Yasmine earned her Master of Divinity from the Howard University School of Divinity in May 2018. She is a 2015 graduate of Elon University, where she earned a B.A. Strategic Communications and History.