Ashley N. Jackson
Social Work | Entering Year: 2018
Ashley N. Jackson has a BS in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and an AM (MSW) from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She’s held positions at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Vera Institute of Justice in program development, advocacy, and research tackling a variety of criminal justice issues. She provided technical assistance to communities across the country addressing public safety, conducted mixed-methods research with incarcerated youth, and the impact of police encounters on youth and the larger family system. From 2017-218, she conducted researched funded by the U.S. Fulbright program in Cali, Colombia where she examined how local NGOs support communities impacted by internal armed conflict. Her current research focuses on connections between historical and contemporary patterns of police violence and the impact of police contact on the psychological well-being, legal, and racial socialization patterns of youth.