Kenya’s Vitae

Education

12/14 Masters of Legal Studies
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

05/12 Masters of Science Criminal Justice
Columbia College, St. Louis, Missouri

05/11 B.A. in Psychology
Columbia College, St. Louis, Missouri

07/09 B.A. in Criminal Justice
Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri¬¬
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Key Skills

 

  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Business operations analysis
  • Program management
  • Program development /implementation /evaluation
  • Research and analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Microsoft Operating Systems versions XP – 10
  • Microsoft Office Suite through version 2016
  • Microsoft Access

 

  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaborative
  • Creative problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Staff Development
  • Higher education classroom instruction
  • Curriculum design
  • Time management

 

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Teaching Experience

Spring 2016 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Introduction to Criminology
Subject: Drugs and Crime

Fall 2015 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime (Online)
Subject: Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Spring 2014 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
Subject: Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Fall 2014 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
Subject: Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Summer 2014 Criminal Justice Academic Coach (Online)
Subject: Criminal Justice Studies – Ethics (Graduate Level)

Spring 2014 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Subject: Juvenile Delinquency

Criminal Justice Academic Coach (Online)
Subject: Criminal Justice System Policy

Fall 2013 Criminal Justice Faculty Associate
Subject: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Subject: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

Criminal Justice Academic Coach (Online)
Subject: Corrections System Practices

Fall 2011 Teaching Assistant
Subject: Corrections & Penology
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Professional Experience

09/13 – Present Juvenile Court (Location Available Upon Request)

Business Analyst
• Analyzed juvenile dependency case processing procedure
• Performed qualitative analysis on the Juvenile Court’s dependency–related programs and documented findings
• Interviewed Judicial Officers, Court Managers, Supervisors and Line Staff to document processes for the County Juvenile Court Dependency Procedure Manual to be distributed to court employees and stakeholders.
• Continued Serving as Juvenile Court Department Intern Coordinator

Program Manager
• Oversaw the day-to day operations of the Cradle to Crayons Child Welfare Center
• Supervised and mentored administrative staff,
• Staffed and facilitated weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings with stakeholders of various levels of community and agency leadership.
• Served on a grant writing team to apply for federal funding.
• Prepared program outcome reports for dissemination to funding sources and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
• Served as a Co-Lead to the Family Engagement Subgroup, part of the Maricopa County’s Safe Reduction Initiative sponsored by Casey Family Programs and co-led by Arizona’s Department of Child Safety and County Juvenile Court.
• Acted and the Intern Coordinator for County Juvenile Court
• Managed the Juvenile Court Administration New Employee Orientation Program

Juvenile Court Program Support Analyst
• Developed and Implemented the Juvenile Court Administration New Employee Orientation Program
• Used qualitative and quantitative methods to research, compile and analyze processes and outcomes of Juvenile Court Programs.
• Used phenomenological methods to gather data about the strengths or court programs and made strength-based recommendations.
• Reviewed current evidence-based and best practices for court compliance.
• Collaborated with court leadership about areas of programs for review
• Drafted findings to be presented to court the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Juvenile Court Administrator, Court Deputies and Program Supervisors.

Juvenile Drug Court Program Coordinator
• Developed and facilitated judicial training on the role of judicial officers and other court actors in Juvenile Drug Court.
• Ensured the program adhered to the best practices standards as set forth by the federal government by reviewing provider contracts for evidence-based practices, making recommendations on a case-by-case basis to Juvenile Probation and the Judiciary based on detention reduction methodology and juvenile drug court standards.
• Performed program evaluations, implemented program changes and promoted program awareness to potential referral sources.
• Engaged in weekly case staffing with Juvenile Probation and the Judicial Officer.
• Initiated and maintained relationships with community partners.
• Supervised interns from Arizona State University

Crossover Youth Court Project Manager
• Assisted in developing and implementing a new protocol for the case processing of dually adjudicated youth that is now being used in five counties
• Served as a liaison between the Associate Presiding Juvenile Court Judge and the consultants at Georgetown University.
• Collaborated on presentations for judicial delivery at the Governor’s conference.
• Analyzed data and provided requested information to the leadership of state, county and city level agency leaders in areas such as child welfare, education, law enforcement, juvenile court, and mental health.
• Managed collaborative workgroups.
• Collaborated with community partners, and made implementation recommendations when appropriate.
• Provided supervision to interns assigned to the Crossover Youth Court from Local State University.

Present Faculty Associate – Honors Faculty

• Facilitated group in-class and online discussions
• Designed assignments that enhanced critical thinking and analysis skills
• Promoted a peer-to-peer learning environment
• Maintained records of student attendance
• Responded to student inquiry and feedback
• Met with students one-on-one as required
• Graded student assignments and provided strength-based feedback
• Conducted online classes in Blackboard software

Academic Coach / Instructional Assistant

• Trained in online learning platforms Blackboard, D2L, and Moodle
• Acted as an online teaching assistant for a variety of online Criminal Justice programs.
• Responded to student inquiry
• Graded student assignments
• Prepared progress and end of term reports

Student and Independent Advocate

• Returned to school full time
• Served as lead advocate on several social justice campaigns
• Performed media outreach that resulted in national attention to the campaigns
• Participated in national media interviews
• Organized grass roots efforts to organize multi-city activism efforts

Behavior Modification Specialist

• Facilitated focus groups
• Provided one-on-one behavioral intervention for at-risk youth
• Crisis intervention
• Kept detailed logs regarding client behavior and shift events
• Maintained detailed logs regarding medication distribution
• Taught anger management skills to girls aged 12-17

Homeless and Runaway Youth Outreach Specialist

• Operated street outreach van targeting services for RHY youth up to age 21.
• Actively sought youth being trafficked or at high risk for trafficking to supply with services (kits) or shelter services if they wanted to get off the streets.
• Searched areas known for RHY activity to leave care packages and call cards in case later services were requested.
• Kept detailed logs of the number of youth we contacted for grant reports.
• Provided logs of tangible supplies dispersed for federal grant audits.

Development and Implementation of Kid Savvy Program

• Taught Kid Savvy program, a “child safe” program taught to young people ages 4 – 13. The program covered topics such as appropriate touching to internet safety.
• Networked with Head Start leadership to implement the program.
• Met with school officials to hold assemblies or classes at schools
• Scheduled and facilitated information sessions with parents
• Kept detailed logs on the number of children reached and barriers to locations having the program

Interim Director of Residential Treatment and Services

• Facilitated staff development and conduct staff seminars on topics such as behavior and conduct disorders, delinquent behaviors that are associated with such disorders, crisis intervention, universal precautions, ethics and cultural sensitivity to over 75 full and part-time staff, which included 4 full-time supervisors.
• Attended family court hearings to report on a youth’s progress in addition to areas in which he needed improvement and reported on the interactions that we had observed between the youth and his family.
• Attended staffings with state DFS workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, case workers and other court-appointed personnel
• Developed and implemented programs that were used at the group level to assist boys in learning, group coping, and adjustment skills.
• Provided monthly reports to the Executive Director

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Academic Awards

Dean’s Recruitment Scholarship at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University 2014
Multipe Dean’s list honors while attending Columba College.

Master’s Thesis

Gangs – The Contradiction to the Age Graded Life Course Theory – was a quasi-research study to bring attention to the urban gang being contradictory in nature to, and its sustenance despite the tenants of Sampson and Laub’s. Age Graded Life Course Theory. Additionally, Gangs – The Contradiction to the Age Graded Life Course Theory discusses the need for more extensive research to be conducted on gang related crime cessation.

Presentations

“Scottsboro Boys – The Musical” Post discussion moderator hosted by Center for Race and Democracy at Arizona State University, Phoenix Theater, Phoenix, AZ, April 22nd, 2017

Brumfield-Young, K,: Encountering juveniles of color, a trauma-based approach. Presented at the April Symposia on Racial Justice, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, United States, April 10th, 2015

Brumfield-Young, K, Addressing disproportionality in out of school suspensions with positive behavior interventions. Presented at the April Symposia on Racial Justice, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, United States, April 10th, 2015

Guest Lecturer at St. Louis Community College in the Criminal Justice department hosted by “Chuck” Burke o
topics such as juvenile justice, introduction to criminal justice, and investigations
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Media

“For My Man” Season 2 Episode 10, Fulbright, Criminal Justice Expert / University Professor, Original Air Date, March 6th, 2017, TvOne

7/11/2011 – Radio Interview with Bev Johnson of 1070 WDIA in Memphis, TN regarding Rushville, IN teen facing 8 years in prison for senior prank. School to prison pipeline interview.

7/10/2011 – Radio Interview with Bob Slade of 98.7 KISS FM in New, York regarding Rushville, IN teen facing 8 years in prison for senior prank. School to prison pipeline interview.

7/10/2011 – Radio Interview with Brian Copeland of 810 KGO Newstalk in San Francisco, CA, regarding Rushville, IN teen facing 8 years in prison for senior prank. School to prison pipeline interview.

7/5/2011 – Radio Interview on “Afternoons with Amos” WTLC AM 1310 in Indianapolis, IN regarding Rushville, IN teen facing 8 years in prison for senior prank. School to prison pipeline interview.

6/29/2011 “It’s Got to Be About Race, Right?” Interview with Lorraine Jacque-White of WAOK Radio in Atlanta as Georgia (http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2011/06/29/tyell-morton-got-to-be-about-race-right/)

6/25/2011 – Radio Interview with Tom Joyner on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, regarding Rushville, IN teen facing 8 years in prison for senior prank. School to prison pipeline interview.

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Professional Affiliations

5/12 – Present Member of American Society of Criminology
2/11 – Present Member of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)