Sherri Turner joined the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus in 2009 as a full-time faculty member, after working at Glove House in Elmira, NY for six years. With over 20 years of experience in human service work and management, she specializes in agencies that serve at-risk, detained and incarcerated youth. After starting a career in operations and finance, she transitioned to work with at-risk and incarcerated youth in Hartford, CT at Our Piece of the Pie where she found her life’s purpose. As Manager of Operations and Community Programs, she developed, coordinated and implemented youth development business incubator programs in juvenile justice facilities and multiple community based prevention programs throughout the greater Hartford area. Her team received the prestigious PEPNet Award from the National Youth Employment Coalition as a Promising and Effective Program. At Glove House, she fully implemented Sanctuary at her group home through her role as Program Manager. She was promoted to Sanctuary Coordinator for the agency, where she served on the Executive Leadership Team and led the effort in Glove House becoming one of the first Sanctuary Certified agencies. Since joining the Sanctuary Institute, Sherri has primarily focused on large scale Sanctuary Model implementation in state juvenile justice systems, but she also has experience implementing in residential care, foster care, and community based preventative and after care programs.
Sherri has completed undergraduate work at Penn State University, Chaminade University of Honolulu, and University of Phoenix in Communications and Human Service Management.