Laurie Owen is a Associate Director, Group Violence for the National Network for Safe Communities. She brings her knowledge and experience to guide the GVI team’s field work, coaching and supporting staff and partners in the field in their implementation work, liaising regularly with other field portfolios IPVI, International, and Field Innovations.
Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Owen worked as a Senior Training Technician at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. She served as a program representative for the Gun Involved Violence Elimination Unit and worked with local law enforcement to implement evidence-based strategies to reduce gun violence. Ms. Owen also served as a Certified Police Officer in Westport, Connecticut for four years.
Ms. Owen holds an AD in Liberal Arts and Humanities from Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York, a BS in Criminal Justice Counseling from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, and a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.