Our Team

Destiny Fullwood

Policy Counsel

Destiny is in charge of building successful, community-led policy campaigns that center the voices of D.C. residents impacted by harm.


Through her role as Policy Counsel, she builds relationships with community members, amplifies their voices, and encourages those directly impacted by policies to advocate for change. Leveraging research, storytelling, and organizing, Destiny pushes for a reimagined approach to safety—one that moves beyond reliance on police, prisons, and prosecution and instead focuses on mutual support and freedom within the community.


Prior to her role at the DC Justice Lab, Destiny served as the Co-Executive Director of the Second Look Project (SLP), a DC-based criminal legal services nonprofit advocating for individuals given extreme sentences in their youth. A graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) in 2014, Destiny’s career has been a commitment to defending the rights of the marginalized. Before joining SLP, she honed her skills as an assistant public defender in West Palm Beach, Florida, representing both children and adults accused of crimes.


Destiny’s law school efforts were dedicated to justice, focusing on indigent representation and the protection of civil and human rights. She gained invaluable experience as a student defense practitioner at WCL’s Criminal Justice Clinic, a law clerk at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and as an intern with ACLU-NC, working on racial justice issues. Destiny holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs from Campbell University, North Carolina.


Destiny believes in an America where all people are treated equally and equitably, which is why she  continues to fight against the very systems that limit this potential. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer implored, “We  are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” 


Destiny is an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the State of Florida (inactive).