Fall 2011 Alumni Workshop

Katie Fields

Katie Fields is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Education, Counselor Education program. Immediately following graduation, Katie secured a job as a Crime Prevention Analyst for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. In this position, Katie partnered with a grassroots organization, known as SWAG, the Southwest Advocacy Group, to advocate for resources in the underserved neighborhoods of unincorporated southwest Gainesville. Katie’s role in SWAG is to promote community crime prevention, an approach that addresses the social conditions that are believed to sustain crime. Such conditions include individual and family instability particularly due to poverty, its accompanying stress, and the difficulty in accessing community resources that can create opportunities and facilitate success.
SWAG Family Resource Centerpresentation