Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

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Deborah Jackson, LICSW

Deborah Jackson is the Clinical Training and Development Specialist for JRI.  She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has an LICSW.  Ms. Jackson started as a clinician at ICS, a JRI program in Rhode Island, and over the course of 13 years rose to the Program Director position before joining the corporate training department.  Ms. Jackson is intensively trained in DBT and the Skills System.  She has extensive knowledge in working with adolescents and adults with sexually inappropriate/offending histories and individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.  Ms. Jackson also holds an adjunct faculty position at Simmons University and a lecturer position at University of Rhode Island.

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