Community Safety, Police Brutality, and Prison Abolition
Colleen Fonseca has worked as a Public Information Officer for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in the Division of External and Community Affairs. In this position, she developed and implemented media, communications, and public relations strategies to advance initiatives and policies to deter youth crime and expand advocacy for re-entry programming. Impassioned to break down structural inequalities that often lead to criminal activity, Colleen has served as a Mayoral Fellow for the previous Mayor of Providence, at the Rhode Island Statehouse as a Senate Policy Intern, Massachusetts Statehouse, Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate working on the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking and much more. In addition, Colleen was the youngest woman to serve in the Action for Boston Community Development: Mattapan Advisory Board. She also served as the Public Policy Director for Equality for HER, a women’s empowerment organization that seeks to create an intersectional feminist space. A graduate of St. John’s University and Bostonian Colleen hopes to continue to work within her own community to uplift the quality of life for all citizens.