Natasha Brien founded SOSOLO in June of 2011 after personally experiencing the devastation of having a loved one be sentenced to serve federal time in a prison. Following the sentencing experience, Natasha became acutely aware that there were minimal peer-based support services for families, friends, and communities who have a loved one in conflict with the law and/or who is provincially/federally incarcerated. As a social worker by profession, Natasha decided to combine work and personal experience to form SOSOLO. Natasha remains actively involved in all areas of SOSOLO, and has expanded her work to include academic research on related topics while concurrently pursuing her PhD in Social work.
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Sashalee Carty came on board with SOSOLO in 2012, taking on a pivotal role as Program Director. Sashalee beings with her personal experience supporting incarcerated loved ones, as well extensive knowledge of the nuances involved when interacting with the criminal justice system. Sashalee is a social worker, who is dedicated to the enforcement of human rights, advocacy for the well-being of children, and educating the public on the complex issues family, friends and communities of people who are in conflict with the law encounter, to counteract harmful myths and stereotypes in existence.
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Shawn T. Carrion
Shawn Carrion is a very talented professional website designer, who provides SOSOLO with technical support required to produce wonderful works of art, such as this website. Shawn's meticulous efforts allow SOSOLO to venture into the cyber world, which allows for the dissemination and generation of contacts/relationships with people locally, nationally and internationally. Shawn brings with him personal experience, of having a loved one who is incarcerated in the United States, which provides him with the lived experience and sensitivity required to understand the needs of SOSOLO and what the population we serve endures.
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