Laurie Owen is the Director of the Group Violence Intervention Team of the National Network for Safe Communities. In Laurie’s previous role as an Associate Director, she spent much of her experience managing challenging sites, providing supervision to the team, and strategizing with the team to address the changing dynamics of violence in our cities. She has developed several trainings for law enforcement around intelligence gathering and sanctioning, and is passionate about enhancing legitimacy, procedural justice, and transparency for police.
She lives in upstate New York with her husband and four children. When Laurie is not working hard at NNSC, you will find her coaching soccer, enjoying the outdoors, and watching many of her kid’s games as their biggest fan.
She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice and is finishing her Master’s in Social Work at Fordham University in August of 2022. She plans to sit for her licensure in September. She is co-author of the book, She Heals, about recovering from trauma and volunteers as a counselor and skill builder at the Salvation Army.