Rushil Roy is a senior attending Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA. Rushil has always been passionate about criminal justice issues and their implications on every level of society, from the county up to the country. At his school, he serves as president of the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance where he works with his peers to help translate their voiced concerns about the state’s immigration system into political advocacy and action. He’s also founder and president of the California Education Political Action Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on increasing voter engagement, community resource availability, and election information accessibility, specifically to marginalized communities. Currently, he is leading the CEPAA in organizing online public forums between community members and local CA police departments in order to promote an active dialogue between the two in a time of national tension which mandates such conversations. While serving on the JJC, Rushil hopes to promote transparency and equality in California’s juvenile justice system. While free, Rushil loves competing on his school’s Speech & Debate team, writing short stories, and playing basketball with his friends.
Rushil is a currently active Commissioner on the Contra Costa Juvenile Justice Commission. He was sworn into the Commission on March 4, 2020. His term expires March 4, 2024. He is currently serving in one of the seats designated for “persons who are between 14 and 21 years of age,” pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 225.