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In the Home of the Sparrow cosmos, Jessica is known as “JP”. She brings heart and technical expertise into the Women’s Reentry and Assessment Program (WRAP). Most importantly, she will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the women she partners with have the resources and tools they need to have a safe and stable home. Maybe her days as a rugby player made a lasting impression – she tackles problems like nobody else and solves them.  

With her extensive experience in greater Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, JP is an excellent advocate for women in the WRAP initiative. She is straight-forward, compassionate and a believer in second chances. What is her greatest motivation? Seeing her clients succeed after they reenter. 


JP knows the justice system inside out. Before coming to Home of the Sparrow, she worked for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. You can tell she’s fearless. She started her criminal justice career in in a men’s state correctional institution and then continued as a field agent in Delaware County. JP has it all. She also holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from La Salle University. No stranger to the world of academia, she also worked as a research assistant on qualitative projects in the sociology field at St. Joseph’s University.

What else?

Now that her rugby playing days are over, JP finds her zen doing yoga or on a hike out in the woods. She loves being active and spending time with her family.

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