Stephanie Ward has been with Justice Resource Institute for 37 years. She developed her expertise in leadership of intensive treatment interventions for some of JRI's and the State's most challenging youth and adults at secure DYS and forensic mental health facilities. She also directed two of JRI's Chapter 766 residential schools for youngsters with special needs and trauma histories for 13 years. As Vice President, she oversees JRI's DYS and DMH intensive services; juvenile court clinics in 3 counties; co-chairs the public policy committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766-Approved Private Schools. Stephanie serves on the national advisory board and program committee for the Association of Children's Residential Centers. Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her B.A. from Holy Cross and M.Ed. from Bridgewater State University. She holds two certificates in non-profit executive management from Suffolk University and Boston University.