Cynthia Totten

Cynthia Totten

Cynthia Totten, JD

Deputy Executive Director
Just Detention International


Cynthia Totten is Just Detention International’s (JDI) Deputy Executive Director in its Washington, D.C., office. Totten leads JDI’s national training and technical assistance program, supporting the work of state and tribal sexual assault coalitions, victim advocates, corrections officials, and funding administrators to ensure that incarcerated survivors have access to crisis services. Additionally, she works with corrections agencies on adopting policies that keep prisoners safe from sexual abuse. A lawyer with two decades of experience in human and civil rights work, Totten also advocates to bring basic international human rights standards into U.S. prisons and jails and contributes to JDI’s federal policy and international programs.