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FAMM Congratulates Rabiah Burks, Vice President of Communications on new role at NLADA

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Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273

FAMM Congratulates Rabiah Burks, Vice President of Communications on new role at NLADA


WASHINGTON – FAMM today announced that Rabiah Alicia Burks will be leaving FAMM on February 7, to become the new Vice President of Communications and Team Building at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

“Rabiah is an outstanding professional and colleague, and for many of us at FAMM, she has also been an inspiring leader and friend,” FAMM President Kevin Ring said. “While we will miss having Rabiah on our team, we are excited for her next chapter and look forward to watching her accomplish great things in her future endeavors.”

For five years, Burks built and led FAMM’s strategic communications program. Burks’ contributions have not gone unnoticed, and she has been tapped to revamp communications at NLADA.

“Working for FAMM has been an incredible experience,” Burks said. “I’m grateful to have had an opportunity to work for an organization that allowed me to combine all of my loves: strategic communications, media, management and criminal justice reform.

“I am so proud of everything we have been able to accomplish during my time here, and I am excited to see what more is in store. I have dedicated my entire career to changing the narrative told about people in prison and FAMM has provided the resources and staff to make that happen.”

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If you are interested in becoming FAMM’s next Vice President of Communications please send your resume and cover letter to It is an excellent position for anyone interested in fighting for reform, and deeply passionate about strategic communications.

For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.


FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.