Kandi Bennett, CSW
Kandi Bennett previously worked as an Employment Specialist in Job Connection with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. She enjoys helping people with criminal history and other barriers find meaningful employment. She also enjoys helping participants develop soft skills, employment etiquette, and life skills. Most recently, Ms. Bennett worked as a counselor in medication assisted substance abuse treatment. She provided mental health and addiction counseling for those in recovery, often dealing with other barriers to well-being such as criminal history. She was drawn to the Safe Streets and Second Chances position through a genuine concern for making positive changes to the reentry services offered to individuals leaving the criminal justice system.
Ms. Bennett earned a Masters of Social Work in 2016 at the University of Kentucky. She specialized in Clinical Social Work. After graduation, she was certified to provide mental health treatment as a Certified Social Worker (CSW)..