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Amber Goodwin        

Founding Director of the Community Justice Reform Coalition

Amber Goodwin is the Founding Director of the Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC), a national advocacy coalition that promotes and invests in evidence-based policies and programs to prevent gun violence and uplift criminal justice reforms in urban communities of color.She has spent the last 15 years working for advocacy, grassroots, and electoral campaigns.

Prior to founding CJRC, she was the National Advocacy Director for Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She also helped found the Women's Coalition for Common Sense, a multi-sector group of national women leaders who joined forces to reduce gun violence and founded the National Gun Violence Prevention Race, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Goodwin has been featured in multiple news outlets, including Forbes Magazine, The Trace, and was recently named to the 2016 Women's "Power50" list for Walkers Legacy, and is a Next Gen Fellow with the University of Texas Strauss School for International Security and Law.

She has been awarded the Google PDF Fellowship award and traveled as a delegate to both Taiwan and Vietnam on behalf of the United States for bi-cultural exchanges.

Goodwin received a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Florida University and a Masters of Social Policy for St. Edward's University.


Amber Goodwin | HuffPost
Amber Goodwin started her professional career by working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Donald Payne and Congressman Robert Menendez as a ...

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