Ebby Stoutmiles

State Policy Advocate, Debt Free Justice Campaign

Ebby Stoutmiles joined Juvenile Law Center in 2020. She is passionate about juvenile justice and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of youth who come through the justice system. As State Policy Advocate for the Debt Free Justice Campaign, she plays a leadership role in Juvenile Law Center’s campaign to end fees and fines in the juvenile justice system. She supports state teams in coalition-building and legislative outreach while working with the Senior Managing Director to coordinate funding for state teams. Coordinating the work of the advocacy team in multiple jurisdictions and supervising the Outreach Coordinator in collaborating with youth and families to build coalitions and shape advocacy strategy are also part of her role as State Policy Advocate.

Stoutmiles graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in International Relations. She serves on the Commission on Juvenile Justice in Montgomery County, Maryland where she sits on the Legislative Committee. The commission works on a robust portfolio of juvenile justice issues in collaboration with partners around the county, state, and country advocating for fair legislation related to Maryland's youth. Along with Juvenile Law Center, Stoutmiles and Montgomery County's CJJ helped to get juvenile fees and fines abolished in the state of Maryland. Stoutmiles previously worked for former United States Representative Allson Schwartz (PA-13) in her district offices in Jenkintown and North Philadelphia. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.