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Crystal Bryant

portrait of woman smilingCrystal Bryant is an East Cleveland native. With a license in law and social work Crystal has a unique set of professional experiences that have helped to shape her career. Crystal began service to the public working as a Drug Court case manager, aiding those who had been charge with a first time drug offense in obtaining a clean and sober life. Crystal was promoted to the position of Adult Program Specialist with the Cuyahoga County Alcohol Drug Addiction Mental Health Services Board where she was responsible for the oversight of government funding and resources hat supported substance abuse and criminal justice programming. In 2013 Crystal began work as a Program Officer at Cuyahoga Job and Family Services, here she was responsible for community engagement strategies including Medicaid expansion initiatives, community relations and creating and maintaining collaborative partnerships with community partners to help served those experiencing financial hardships. Prior to Crystal’s current appointment in the role of Director for the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry Crystal worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the city of Cleveland. Here she considered herself the “people’s prosecutor” often seeking justice for victims and negotiation plea agreements where fare. Facing her hugest but most exciting job yet Crystal now guides the reentry efforts in Cuyahoga County for those returning home from incarceration. Crystal has a passion for serving those involved in the justice system, with the belief that everyone deserves a second chance.

Crystal’s diverse professional and community endeavors include advocacy, education, and civic engagement. Some of Crystal’s community endeavors include: Advisory Board Member for the Cleveland Young Professional Senate, Community Engagement Chair for the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Board member for the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, Volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Co-Project Director for Cleveland VOTES, which works in partnership with Nonprofit VOTE to support voter engagement activities for local nonprofits.