Yonah Zeitz is a Policy Associate with the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. He is committed to transforming the criminal legal system and creating community solutions that focus on resources and healing; not cages.
Prior to joining Katal, Yonah worked as a Project Associate at The Bronx Freedom Fund, a nonprofit bail fund operating in the Bronx and Queens, NY. He worked to post bail for hundreds of individuals unjustly incarcerated because of their race and poverty. Advocating for systemic change of the money bail system, he represented the Freedom Fund in numerous coalitions including the #CloserRikers campaign, the #FreeNewYork campaign, Queens for DA Accountability, the National Bail Fund Network, and CourtWatch NYC. Previous internship experiences at the DC Public Defenders Service and the Maryland Office of the Public Defenders, shaped his commitment to dismantle our current punitive and racist legal system.
Yonah is originally from Maryland and is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Policy, with minors in Economics and Democracy Studies. In his free time, Yonah enjoys spending time with his four brothers, dancing with friends, playing soccer, being in nature, and reading.