Tyler Parker, MSW
Tyler Parker is a Reentry Program Specialist for the Institute for Justice Research and Development. Parker has been involved in reentry since the Fall of 2017 when he served as volunteer, intern, and employee at Mercy House and as intern at Joseph House – two reentry programs in Tallahassee, FL. In these roles, Parker helped facilitate the programs, connected formerly incarcerated men to resources in the community, provided case management, and implemented therapeutic services. Parker has witnessed the challenges that individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system experience before, during, and after incarceration. He believes that there is a significant necessity for improving various societal structures that contribute to these challenges, especially the policies and practices of the current criminal justice system. Parker is dedicated to contributing his efforts towards this movement.
Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of South Florida and a Master of Social Work degree from the Florida State University.