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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Training

Justice Resource Institute prioritizes empowerment through education and advanced training. JRI is exceedingly focused on creating opportunities for growth and advancement for our staff and in partnership with the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on attaining excellence through cutting edge clinical interventions and educational strategies. Our senior training faculty is committed to bringing training opportunities to those outside of our agency to expand the network of care for the individuals we serve.

View Upcoming Trainings available through JRI.

Find a Training to learn more about our available trainings and to schedule a training at your organization.

Training Contact:  For questions regarding trainings or to schedule a training please contact: 

Tara Sagor

 

 

  Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC

  Director of Training & Trauma Response

  (781) 559-4900 x3323,  tsagor@jri.org

Who Are We? Meet The Trainers!

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Corey Meurer, BCC Trainer Corey Meurer

Corey Meurer is currently the Building Communities of Care (BCC) Director of Operations.  Corey is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the BCC curriculum across all JRI sites, which currently consists of over 85 trainers.  Prior to joining JRI, Corey… Read more

Amanda Verhaak, Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer Amanda Verhaak

Amanda Verhaak received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. She then received her Master of Social Work degree, with a focus on Children, Youth, and their Families, from the University of South Carolina. Soon after, she moved to… Read more

Kelly Pratt Kelly Pratt, LICSW

Kelly Pratt, LICSW, received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work and has worked clinically with child and adult survivors of chronic/complex trauma in individual and family therapy for over a decade. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals,… Read more

Adam Edwards Adam Edwards, MPA

Adam Edwards is the Training and Instructional Design Specialist for JRI. He received his Bachelor’s in Nonprofit and Arts Administration from UMASS Amherst and his MPA from Anna Maria College. Adam has worked in classroom and training environments for over 15 years… Read more

Deb Jackson 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… Read more

 

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