Founder of Good Call
2018 Black Male Achievement Fellow
Good Call seeks to reduce mass incarceration and empower communities that are marginalized by the criminal justice system. Good Call does this by ensuring that people who get arrested have a fair process and just outcome, and that they aren’t punished because of how much money they have, what they look like, or where they live. Good Call runs a free, tech-enabled 24/7 hotline to connect people with immediate legal help if they, or a loved one, are arrested. The long-term goal is to reduce pretrial jail nationwide and support policy that requires better legal support throughout the arrest process.
Gabe Leader-Rose is co-executive director of Good Call, with a background in product management and a passion for using technology to support communities of color and fight against oppressive systems. Prior to founding Good Call, Gabe managed physical and digital products at a 3D printing tech start-up in New York City. Seeking to apply his knowledge of technology and systems to issues facing marginalized communities, Gabe joined the Blue Ridge Labs Fellowship in 2016, where he met his Good Call co-founders. Gabe has volunteered as a math teacher at public schools in Boston and New Orleans, and holds a degree in engineering physics from Tulane University. Outside of his work at Good Call, Gabe is an upright bassist, composer, and music producer.