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Tonya Osinkosky

Tonya joined the Legal Aid Justice Center in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, she worked in education and health advocacy with immigrant communities in the Shenandoah Valley for 19 years through the Shenandoah Migrant Education Program, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, and Sentara RMH Medical Center. From 2016 to 2017, as part of LAJC, she mentored youth organizers at RISE for Youth, a nonpartisan campaign committed to dismantling the youth prison model by promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. She continues her connection and commitment to youth and families in Richmond affected by the prison system. As an artist, she explores the intersection of theater and social justice. Tonya conducts outreach activities statewide through the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers. Tonya has lived in Bolivia and Guatemala, and she received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Eastern Mennonite University.


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