Stephanie Autumn currently serves as the Project Director for the Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, the Tribal Juvenile Detention Reentry Green Training and Technical Assistance Center, as well as the 7th Generation National Tribal Mentoring Project at Education Development Center. She has 30 years of experience in grant administration for urban and reservation American Indian tribes and community agencies in the areas of social services; housing and homelessness; criminal justice; and culturally-based education projects integrated within public and alternative schools. She has extensive experience working with school administrators, social workers and teachers to implement prevention programs that target truancy and educational neglect, violence prevention, substance abuse and culturally-based education strategies and services for American Indian students.
For the past twenty years, Autumn’s professional work has concentrated on violence reduction/crime prevention and restorative justice strategies in urbanand reservation communities. She has worked to create partnerships between court services, legislators, public defense, law enforcement, schools, and community based agencies and has testified before the United Nations, legislative committees and sub-committees on effective culturally-based services for incarcerated American Indian youth and adults in Minnesota and South Dakota. Ms. Autumn holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and is currently working on a Masters degree in Public Policy.