Honey Jo Herman
Honey Jo Herman
Honey Jo comes to the work with a depth of experience in supporting the inherent strengths of persons at-risk of or already in contact with the justice system. She has dedicated her career to reducing youth violence and incarceration and supporting individuals who are re-entering the community from prison.
Honey Jo, after transcending her own incarceration of six years, leverages her experience to connect and bring authenticity to working with current and formerly justice involved persons. Honey Jo has a demonstrated emphasis of advocacy on behalf of those facing structural barriers to accessing services throughout her work and is a proud local to South Seattle. Her professional background includes:
- Facilitation and Curriculum Development with ReSet. Developing and delivering institution based life skills and healing based curriculum to young men in both Green Hill and Community Group Homes while remaining in step with the changing landscape of needs in these institutions.
- Workshop Director with Choose 180. Delivering community-based diversion workshops (diverting youth and young adults out of King County Superior Court) and managing many aspects of the program from administration to engagement.
- Program Manager at King County Superior Court. Managing the work of King County Credible Messengers, a program that prepares non-traditional leaders to mentor youth participants in the Juvenile Court Mentorship Program.
- Outreach and Program Coordination/ Facilitation with the Alive & Free program. Where she developed and facilitated culturally responsive programming for youth involved in gangs, violence, and the juvenile justice system with an emphasis on addressing disproportionate minority contact and confinement.
- Program Lead at Pioneer Human Services. Serving re-entering citizens in both vocational and personal growth.
- Youth Programs Director with the IF Project. Expanding the reach of the program through curriculum development, and engagement, utilizing the stories of incarcerated women as a prevention tool for youth.