Policy Advocate (National)

Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress. Previously worked as legal aid attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.

Before joining American Progress, Vallas served as the deputy director of government affairs at the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, or NOSSCR, where she developed and managed legislative and communications strategies to preserve and strengthen Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for workers with disabilities. She also served as a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force. Prior to that, Vallas worked directly with poor and low-income individuals and communities as a legal aid attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia for several years, where she was named a Skadden Fellow and a Borchard Fellow in Law & Aging.

Rebecca Vallas

Tags: Disability: Mental Health, Disability: Physical, Poverty
Links: Bio at Center for American Progress website: | (Current as of: January 8, 2015)


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Opinion

Criminal Justice Reform Will Fall Short If We Fail to Invest in Civil Legal Aid

Billy Corriher, Rebecca Vallas
TalkPoverty.org
October 27, 2015
Overhauling the criminal justice system requires investment in civil legal aid.



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