Benjamin Chambers is NJJN's Communications Specialist. He has been writing professionally for over 20 years, and has over ten years of experience in the field of juvenile justice.
Between 2000 and 2007, he worked for the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Portland Oregon, where he served on the juvenile management team and directed the local Reclaiming Futures project, an initiative designed to improve alcohol and drug treatment services for teenagers caught in the cycle of drugs, alcohol, and crime.
After a stint at the Reclaiming Futures national program office at Portland State University, he was hired by Prichard Communications in 2008 to launch and edit the Reclaiming Futures blog (http://www.reclaimingfutures.org) and social media channels, which he built into premier venues for juvenile justice news and resources.
Benjamin has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Some of his stories and essays have been republished as e-books at online bookstores like Amazon.