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Mummi Ibrahim

Senior Staff Attorney

Mummi is a Senior Staff Attorney for our Justice Project. She began her criminal justice career as a Staff Attorney and Organizer at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, where she ran a campaign to end the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without parole. In this role, Mummi organized a coalition comprised of hundreds of impacted community members and several social justice organizations to lobby for sentencing reform, drive statewide legal strategy to address and abolish juvenile life without parole sentencing, and establish re-entry services.

In 2014, Mummi opened a criminal defense practice, seeking appeals for juveniles who were tried and sentenced as adults and those who were wrongfully convicted. Mummi also became a contract attorney for the City of New Orleans Independent Police Monitor, overseeing disciplinary hearings, data collection, and policy reform pursuant to the consent decree between the Department of Justice and the New Orleans Police Department.

A native of Khartoum, Sudan, Mummi received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hampton University and her juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Upon graduation, Mummi served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Audrey L. Thomas of the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mummi is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and lives by Ella Baker’s philosophy that “strong people don’t need strong leaders.”