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Jessica Henry is the Jackson area Engagement Specialist and an advocate for human inclusivity. After having been incarcerated for nine years, she is a mentor who uses her personal experiences to help others through recovery, she provides the support returning citizens need to reach the milestones in their own lives.  Although there is not a one size fits all method, she has a passion for changing the current rehabilitation model.

Jessica deeply believes in the power of education and access to housing. She is currently in her last semester at Spring Arbor University earning her bachelor’s in social work, focusing on corrections counseling, with a double minor in psychology and business. She earned her three associate’s degrees from Jackson College with High Honors, all while incarcerated.

Jessica is a residential manager at a woman’s transitional home, is a mentor to returning citizens and youth that have aged out of foster care, owns her own baking company, and is a full time student and grandmother.