Hello everyone! My name is Andrew Garcia (he/him/his). I recently graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Law and Society. I am actually currently employed with the university as a research coordinator. I am currently contracted by the Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program to conduct research on how their gang interventionists and case workers use trauma-informed care for themselves and their clients. Some of the areas I am interested in are juvenile justice, CSEC, trauma informed-care, racial justice, and working with underserved communities to give them a better sense of collective efficacy and a safer environment.
Random fact about me: I am from a small town in Central California, called Woodlake, and up until I graduated high school I used to work in the fields picking oranges and other fruit.
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