Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court TTA Manager, TYRC
Ashley Anderson brings 10 years of public service to TLPI and has dedicated most of her career to serving at-risk youth. She has partnered with federal, state, and local agencies and worked with various non-profits, focusing on serving families to prevent and reduce delinquency, suicide, and substance use. She is trained in Alaska Native/ American Indian restorative practices to include GOANs/ GONA’s, Calricaraq, and Circle Facilitation. Mrs. Anderson is a strong Indigenous ally and does this work for her children to know different. She has had the opportunity to serve Alaska Natives in Alaskan rural villages and American Indian in urban, rural, and rancheria communities. She believes in the braiding of Western knowledge and traditional teachings to do leadership and community development. Mrs. Anderson holds her bachelor’s in applied communication studies with a minor in child psychology and has master coursework in both legal studies with a focus on policy reform and criminal justice with a focus on youth advocacy. She is also a master trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and holds her Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDCI) certificate. Her most recent accomplishment was the implementation of a community accountability board for an Alaska Title IX school named Project: Student Reconnect to reduce high school dropout rates using circle method rather than punitive action.