36th District Court
Aliyah Sabree is a judge at the 36th District Court and presides over the traffic/criminal division. She is an executive team member and an integral part of the day-to-day operations.
Prior to her current position, Aliyah was Associate General Counsel for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department. In 2014, Sabree served as the Mayor of Detroit’s Liaison to City Council. She was responsible for lobbying the Administration’s legislative priorities. Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Sabree was the attorney for the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners.
Judge Sabree began her career with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. She earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and her B.S. in Biology from Youngstown State University while on a full basketball scholarship.
In her spare time, she mentors young women, volunteers for Detroit non-profit organizations, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Judge Sabree has spoken on dozens of panels internationally in an effort to eliminate mass incarceration. She believes in imposing practical, fair, and effective sentences as an alternative to incarceration.