Benjamin Chambers is NJJN's Communications Director. He has been writing professionally for over 25 years, and has nearly 15 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 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. His stories and essays have been published in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, The Louisville Review, ZYZZYVA, the Foreign Service Journal, and MANOA, among other venues.