Jhody Polk LEAH
Jhody is the Founder and Director of the Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub (LEAH), a grassroots organization dedicated to growing legal empowerment in the US through the Jailhouse Lawyer Initiative. Jhody is a 2018 Soros Justice Fellow and formerly incarcerated Jailhouse Lawyer. She has worked as a central Florida organizer on Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions and is the founder of the Florida Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. In 2019 Jhody received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award and the Peacebuilder of the Year award. She is a proud Mother, community peacebuilder, defender of Justice and Black Woman, and aspires to become a certified license human rights attorney and teacher of the law.