In 2009, I earned a BS in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and an AM (MSW) from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in 2011. During the 2017-2018 cycle, I earned a Fulbright Research grant to conduct research in Cali, Colombia where I explored how local NGOs support vulnerable communities impacted by armed conflict and violence.

Prior to moving to Colombia, I worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) in New York in program development, advocacy and research on a variety of criminal justice issues. Specifically, I provided support to communities across the country addressing public safety issues. I also conducted mixed-methods research on youth experiences while incarcerated and during their transition back into the community and the impact of police contact on  youth and families in New York City.

I currently study historical and contemporary patterns of police violence, its effects on psychological well-being and racial socialization among communities of color.

I love cats, traveling (when we could!), and baking

Research Interests

Police Violence | Racial & Legal Socialization | Mental Health | Mixed-Methods Research | Participatory Research

Recent Publications

Ashley N. Jackson, Lisa Fedina, Jordan DeVylder, and Richard Barth. (2020). Victimized by the State: Police Victimization and Associations with Public Perceptions of the Police. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. https://doi.org/10.1086/711683 

Andres F. Rengifo, Sofia G. Flores, and Ashley N. Jackson. (2020). From bright plots to blind spots: Mapping departures in case-review post bail reform in two New Jersey courts. Forthcoming in Criminal Justice and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820960504

Ashley N. Jackson, Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Jewel D. Stafford, Helen Robinson, and Phylicia C. Allen. (2020). “Can I Live”: Black American Adolescent Boys’ Reports of Police Abuse and the Role of Religiosity on Mental Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 4330. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124330 

Sicong (Summer), Ashley N. Jackson, Romario Smith, and Darrell L. Hudson. (2020). Race at the Forefront in Social and Economic Inequities. Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America, 2(1).

Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Phylicia C. Allen, Maya Williams and Ashley N. Jackson. (2020). Stereotypes of African Americans In Nadler, J. T. & Voyles, E. (Eds.). Stereotypes: The Incidence and Impacts of Bias. Praeger Publishing.