DeAnna Hoskins is the President and CEO of JustLeadership USA (JLUSA), an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030 with offices in NYC and Washington DC.
Deanna is a person in long term recovery, having not found a reason to use drugs or alcohol since March 25, 1999, who has also been directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Prior to JLUSA she was the Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections/Reentry at the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, where she managed the Second Chance ACT portfolio and served as the Deputy Director of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council. DeAnna served as the founding Director of Reentry for Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, where she was responsible for reducing county recidivism, increasing countywide public safety, reducing correctional spending, and coordinating social services, community stakeholders and the criminal justice systems to engage and collaborate.
DeAnna is a certified Peer Recovery Coach and Offender Workforce Development specialist, trained as a Community Health Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, holds a masters’ degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Social Work from College of Mount St. Joseph.