Senior Policy Analyst
Joy Moses is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity program at American Progress. Her work focuses on strategies for preventing and ending poverty and her current focus areas include family strengthening policies, safety net programs, race and poverty, and access to justice.
Prior to joining American Progress, Joy was a children and youth staff attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. The majority of her practice focused on the education and other social-services needs of homeless children and their families. Joy began her career as an Equal Justice Works fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she worked on policy and litigation related to K–12 education and access to the courts for civil-rights plaintiffs.
Joy currently serves on the board of the Washington Council of Lawyers, which promotes public interest and pro-bono law, and has previously served on the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.
Her publications have covered a diversity of topics, including: “Moving Away from Racial Stereotypes in Poverty Policy” and “Low-Income Fathers Need to Get Connected,” American Progress; “Expanding the Availability of Free Legal Assistance in Family Law,” Cornerstone Magazine; “20 Years of Federal Homeless Education Law,” Clearinghouse Review; and Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice.
Joy received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.