Anne Marie Ambrose currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow with the National Assessment Center Association. In this role, she is partnering with the National Assessment Center Association and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy to perform a baseline analysis of Delaware County’s youth justice continuum, develop a diversion system assessment, and provide recommendations for improvement.
Anne Marie is a longstanding and respected leader in the field of child welfare and juvenile justice. She most recently served as Managing Director at Casey Family Programs. Previously, she served in the Nutter administration for six years as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. During her tenure, she led the city through a multi-year transformation of its child welfare system called Improving Outcomes for Children. Her prior roles have included Assistant Chief of the Juvenile Unit at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and Director of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Services at Pennsylvania’s Office of Children, Youth and Families.
Anne Marie is a Steering Committee Member for Columbia Justice Lab’s Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice, a coalition that “aims to facilitate community-centered justice, in which archaic, distant youth prisons are closed and communities have the resources to address the needs of youth, while helping to ensure accountability, personal responsibility, and validate victims of crime.”
Anne Marie holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a JD from Emory University.