William “Bill” Cobb is a Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice, which is dedicated to ending mass incarceration in the United States by cutting the jail and prison populations by 50 percent and addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Bill has over 17 years of professional advocacy experience. Prior to joining the ACLU, Bill founded the non-profit organization, REDEEMED whose mission was to eliminate systemic discrimination practices aimed at people living with arrest and convictions.  In 2016 REDEEMED registered over 5,000 formerly incarcerated people to vote in the City of Philadelphia. Bill has organized and lead voter registration/ education and GOTV efforts aimed at increasing civic engagement for over 10 years.

Bill is currently on the boards of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, The Defenders Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and a 2015 JustleadershipUSA fellow.