Robert Thomas is a 33-year-old native of Asheville, N.C. He is an experienced Community Leader with a knack for innovation, who centers his work around advocating for those most impacted by the inequities of the Criminal Justice System. As a former Justice involved individual himself, he understands the negative impacts and disparities faced by people of color in the carceral system. With over 10 years of direct experience, Robert has now narrowed his focus to racial justice, decarceration, and activism around police accountability. In addition, Robert is the newly named Community Liaison for the Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville and a partner of a minority-owned Equity Consulting Firm.