Amy M Bishop, MSW, in her work as the first Senate Bill 94 Educational Advocate for the 17th Judicial District in Colorado, created a complete comprehensive guide for improving educational outcomes for court involved youth. She is also a member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA).
She graduated with her MSW from the University of Denver in 2004 with a focus on high risk youth and school social work. She received a certification from the Georgetown University School to Justice partnership program and in 2016 was awarded Senate Bill 94 Outstanding Employee Award for her work in the 17th Judicial District. When providing individual service, she works with youth and families on educational planning and school re-engagement. In position as a Educational Stability Consultant, she utilizes the County Guide for Educational Planning to guide the creation of an Education Action Team along with an action plan now in the implementation phase. She is provided guidance on her work by a County Guide Advisory Board with a member from the 17th Judicial District, Douglas County Human Services and Casey Family Programs.
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If you are in need of dedicated guidance, facilitation, organization to keep oriented towards your goals of improving educational planning & outcomes. Look no further. Amy draws from a vast amount of experiences in the field in working with you towards success. Change begins with you.
Most Recent Projects
Douglas County Human Services
As an Educational Consultant for Douglas County, I assisted in creating their Education Action Team, established three goals for the first year from each Tier in the County Guide for Educational Planning. I acted as the facilator of meetings, created documents for use including the action plan for the first year, keep the group on task and assisted in meeting goals created by team. Goals included a county, systems and individual goal.
Activities & Accomplishments
• Immediate notification to school district when youth is removed from home
• Creation of Educational Navigator position
• Immediate Educational planning at start of every case
Adams County Juvenile Assessment Center & School Partnership: Notification Pilot
Creation and implementation of School District Notification of Systems Involvement form and procedures immediately following a youth visiting the juvenile assessment center in the 17th Judicial District (The Link). This includes voluntary families as well seeking services for at risk youth. Partners include Adams County School Districts 12, 27J and Aurora Public Schools.
Activities & Accomplishments
• School Notification Form implementation
• Data Collection from school districts
Senate Bill 94 Education Advocate position
In collaboration with the 17th Judicial District, Senate Bill 94 Coordinator, the Education Advocate position, handbook, all advocate documents used in field and implementation of best practices based on research nationwide was created in 2007.
Activities & Affiliations
•Advocate position replication in additional counties
• Creation of the first JD specific Education Advocate position in Colorado.