Professor Kelly Lylte Hernandez

Local Hero Honoree Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez was chosen for the work she has done promoting social justice, most recently with her Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses police data to monitor incarceration costs in L.A. and reports on trends in the local criminal justice system.  A Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and award-winning author, Lytle Hernandez is considered one of the nation’s leading historians of race, policing, immigration and incarceration in the United States.

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