Jenny holds a deep commitment to social justice that is intersectional and addresses the individual and systemic root causes of harm and crime. Her work is dedicated to bringing about healing and sustainable change that centers those most impacted, their families, and communities. She comes to Impact Justice with over four years of experience working with and supporting young people directly impacted by the criminal legal system. Most recently, Jenny worked at Community Works West as a restorative community conferencing coordinator within its pre-adjudication youth diversion program. There, she facilitated restorative dialogues between young people who had caused harm and the people directly impacted by that harm. These dialogues provided a transformative space for the young people to be accountable for their actions and repair the harm they had caused.
Prior to that, Jenny worked as an intake interviewer/court liaison at Esperanza, an alternative-to-incarceration program for young people in New York facing jail sentences in Family Court, Criminal Court, and Supreme Court. Additionally, Jenny has worked on a suicide and crisis hotline and continues to gain experience organizing for racial and economic justice. A native New Yorker, Jenny earned her B.A. in Global Studies with minors in political science and Spanish from the University of Vermont.
Jenny uses she/her pronouns.