leads PolicyLink’s work to advance community safety and justice
through campaigns and programs that shift the paradigm away from surveillance and punishment toward healing and community investment, including serving as the co-facilitator for the Oakland Reimagining Public Safety Task Force
. Anand also oversees work to dismantle fines and fees through the Cities & Counties for Fine and Fee Justice network. He previously served as the executive director of the San Francisco Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement, co-directed PolicyLink Legal, and led strategic communications for PolicyLink work in California, including for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Anand worked at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the Law School Consortium Project, and as an associate attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton after earning his JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He has served on the boards of the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and the Japanese Community Youth Council. He sings and plays guitar in the band Fair and Kind.