David Justice
Co-Founder/Staff Support
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Native to Rochester NY, Justice is a co-founder of DDW and dedicated over 12,000 volunteer hours to the start up of this organization since its inception in 2006. He is currently serving a Staff Support position, is an active member of DDW’s Executive, Strategic Planning, Fund Development, and Governance Committees, and has had in-depth involvement with DDW’s management and operations.

Under grants funded by the US Department of State and US Agency for International Development, Justice has served as DDW's Program Coordinator to provide capacity building and organizational development training to the Philippine Federation of the Deaf. He also coordinated DDW Journeys to Costa Rica, Thailand, and Cambodia. In addition, Justice has networked with approximately 300 Deaf schools and associations in fifty countries on behalf of DDW.

Justice first learned American Sign Language in 2000 and quickly became involved with the Deaf community. He formerly served as a counselor for the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, worked on language development research for the Colorado Home Intervention Program, and as an ASL/English interpreter. Justice also established a supportive employment service center for the Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and worked part time as a job developer for D&T Services and the Rochester School for the Deaf. He earned a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College with concentrations in Clinical Sociology and the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System and studied abroad in London, England and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He holds an A.A.S. in ASL/English Interpreter Preparation from Front Range Community College.

Justice believes the power of education is an essential tool to eliminating ignorance and strives to be an intermediary of cultural understanding between Deaf and hearing worlds. When not on the go with DDW, he is running, skiing, or seeking new adventures.