Kara English, M Ed, LPC

Reentry Program Specialist
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Kara English has over 28 years of experience in working with people who have survived incarceration. Prior to joining the Institute for Justice Research and Development, Kara was the Clinical Director of gender specific programming whose focus was on the support and legal compliance of women re-entering the workforce and community after incarceration. She also previously served as Implementation Specialist to promote the training, ongoing learning, and practice of Motivational Interviewing and Mental Health First Aid with prison, probation, parole, and community corrections Staff. Finally, Kara has experience as a Program Director for an Intense Residential Treatment Program for men with a dual-diagnosis completing sentencing in the community. Kara was instrumental to the expansion of social services at The Medical Center of Aurora’s psychiatric unit and Denver Health and Hospital’s methadone clinic. She has a passion for healthy, supportive, and caring re-entry work.

Kara English hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Education with a specialization in Community Agency Counseling from Livingstone College.  Kara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified in Drug and Alcohol Addictions.