Team Members

Kelly Garrett

Deputy Director, Client Services

Kelly Garrett has actively advocated for criminal justice reform and restorative justice in Louisiana, working with various organizations within local communities and policy leaders to affect change. Her commitment to reform and restorative justice stems from her experiences working with formerly incarcerated people and loved ones.

Prior to joining Parole Project, Kelly was a policy coordinator with VOTE (Voice of the Experienced) where she worked to pass key legislation aimed at reducing Louisiana’s incarceration rate, removing barriers to successful reentry, and protecting basic human and civil rights of those who are currently and formerly incarcerated.

As a loved one of an incarcerated person, Kelly understands the importance of support during and after incarceration. Having helped prepare her fiancé for clemency and parole hearings, she has an intimate knowledge of the parole and pardon process.

Kelly is a graduate of LSU and brings extensive corporate and business experience to her role as deputy director of client services. She is motivated by each client to help the next man or woman reach their full potential after incarceration.