Benjamin Chambers

Communications, Youth Justice Reform, and Editor in Portland, Oregon

Benjamin Chambers

Communications, Youth Justice Reform, and Editor in Portland, Oregon

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I direct communications at the Oregon Youth Authority, a state agency responsible for protecting the public and reducing crime by holding youth in trouble with the law accountable, while providing them with opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

Before that, I worked at the National Juvenile Justice Network, which fights for a smaller and fairer youth justice system.

I also own Darn Write! LLC, which assists nonprofits and government agencies with communications strategy and projects. Clients have included the MacArthur Foundation, the Portland Police Department, Portland Public Schools, FrameWorks Institute, and CODA, Inc., the largest substance abuse treatment agency in Oregon

My creative fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, The American Foreign Service Journal,and many more publications, online and off.

  • Work
    • Communications for the social good.
  • Education
    • B.A., University of Chicago. MFA, Washington University in St. Louis.