Janos Marton, the National Director of Dream Corps JUSTICE, is a born and raised New Yorker. After beginning his career as an organizer, he returned home to attend law school. Since then he has spent his career fighting for racial justice and taking on corruption – as a civil rights lawyer, special counsel to the Moreland Commission to Investigate Corruption, and as attorney investigating police misconduct for the City of New York.
In 2016 he was named the first advocacy director of JustLeadershipUSA, where he managed the historic #CLOSErikers campaign. He then ran criminal justice programs across the country for the American Civil Liberties Union. He was most recently a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, running on a bold platform to use prison as a last resort, receiving praise for groundbreaking policies that became the gold standard in the race.
Janos is a competitive fantasy basketball player, and lives in Manhattan with his partner and two cats.