Dr. Kimberley Garth-James, Director

Founder/manager of  KAGL & Affiliates, a small business located in Elk Grove, California, and focusing on education, research and public policy initiatives to help multicultural female offenders, and vulnerable in society. For more than 17 years she’s worked with local and international nonprofits on criminal justice, healthcare and education issues as a public servant specializing in public relations and project management using data and research and program development methods. Dr. Garth-James’ experience in consultancy on policy programs for the US Embassy, London, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Eastcote, London, and Compliance Monitoring of Private Prison Industries Programs for the US Department of Justice and National Correctional Industries Association as well as policy advisor for the California Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning, California Legislature (Senate) and California Department of Education focusing on large unified school districts, nonprofits and library-based literacy programs. She has been effective as a policy strategist and project manager to bring projects to completion and under budget. Accolades include certificates as data specialist from the California Department of Education, Outstanding Women’s Award from the YWCA, and a California Legislative Resolution for community service as well as international recognition. She has doctorate and master degrees in public policy (Policy and Public Service Program) and management and Six Sigma Black Belt (certification, 2014).