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Josh Hoe, Senior Policy Analyst 

Josh joined the staff of Safe & Just Michigan in 2019 as our policy analyst, bringing with him 20 years of experience in debate, rhetoric and strategic planning. In 2018 his strategic policy and communications work supported the passage of the federal First Step Act.

“I like seeing results,” Josh said. “It’s all about seeing people get out of prison, or getting the chance to work after prison, getting housing or finding community. It’s all about seeing people become re-integrated as our neighbors. That’s what motivates me.”

He also hosts the podcast “Decarceration Nation” that explores a wide range of criminal justice issues with national and state-based experts. Josh’s drive to reform the criminal justice system stems from his own experience with it.

Josh also has 20 years of experience as a coach of debate teams, where he developed skills in research, building arguments and rhetoric and developing strategy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Josh lives in Lansing.