Ami Jackson, Criminal Defense Investigator
Springfield YAD Office
101 State Street, Suite 210
Springfield, MA 01103
Ami R. Jackson is the staff Criminal Defense Investigator for the Springfield Office of the Youth Advocacy Department. Ms. Jackson joined YAD in May of 2007. Ms. Jackson received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College. Previously, she worked as an Academic Advisor for Upward Bound, a college preparation program for low-income, first-generation college-bound youth that is funded by the US Department of Education. Additionally, she has worked as a community activist, event coordinator, and outreach worker with Arise for Social Justice W.I.S.E. Committee (Women In Support of Each Other), a grass roots low-income rights, anti-oppression membership organization in western Massachusetts. It’s focus is to educate and support women and children who were/are homeless, drug addicted, incarcerated, in danger of incarceration, or returning to the community from a term of incarceration.