Hi! Thank you for stopping by my page. I am a graduate student studying Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am excited about the upcoming semester and what I will be learning as I walk through my first digital storytelling experience. The content of this blog is for a course in Adult and Juvenile Justice.
Besides going to school full-time I am a case manager in a county jail outside of Richmond, VA. Along with case management, I work as a program developer for the jails’ substance abuse program. It has been through my experiences in these two roles that I have become aware of how costly incarceration is for society. I stand for accountability and compassion; and equally, justice and ethical responsibility. I value the advancement of policy pertaining to drug addicts and the mentally ill who are engulfed in the criminal justice system. I believe we will have a healthier America by addressing the injustices of our criminal justice system. I invite you to join me.