Tammy Woodhams is a Senior Staff Associate for the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), where she assists the Executive Director to promote, coordinate, facilitate, and deliver training and technical assistance designed to enhance justice planning and build capacity of State Administrative Agencies and Tribal governments across the nation. Woodhams assists in curriculum development, research and identification of model strategies, establishment of virtual communication tools and creation of an information clearinghouse. Woodhams serves as liaison to BJA, state and local agency representatives. She manages the activities of the Justice Information Sharing Practitioners (JISP) Steering Committee and NCJA State Justice Information Sharing Committee and serves on Global Advisory Committee task teams.
Woodhams has served for over 25 years in various positions within Kalamazoo County Government including Executive Director for the Kalamazoo Criminal Justice Council (a local justice planning agency) and Community Corrections Director of the local Office of Community Corrections. In these positions, she led the implementation of multi-disciplinary collaborative criminal justice projects and oversaw the implementation and expansion of eleven alternative programs. Notable among these projects were the nation’s first drug court for women offenders and Project RETURN (Reentry of Ex-Offenders Through Unique Resource Networking). She further assisted in the development and implementation Kalamazoo County’s Integrated Criminal Justice Management Information System Plan.
Woodhams obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University.