October 18th Guest Speaker – Amy Barch, Turning Leaf Project


The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will welcome Amy Barch of the Turning Leaf Project as our guest speaker Tuesday, October 18, 2016. For more than a decade, Amy has been involved in jail programs and reentry work. She has studied various programs throughout the country that attempt to reduce recidivism, learning from them what has worked and what has failed. Amy moved to Charleston in 2010 and uncovered a lack of help for men incarcerated and transitioning into the community. In 2011, Amy founded Turning Leaf to address this gap in local services. Before moving to Charleston, Amy lived in Washington, D.C. and worked on a juvenile justice advocacy campaign. Amy is a graduate of the University of Washington with a major in Law, Societies and Justice and is trained in Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Advanced Practice and Continuous Quality Improvement for Criminal Justice Settings.