Certificate Training Series Inaugural Cohort

Alani Jackson

Alani Jackson is the Deputy Director, Office of Youth and Community Restoration within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) whose charge is to support the transition of justice involved youth being served in local communities, promote a youth continuum of services that are trauma responsive and culturally informed and use evidence-based and promising practices to reduce the transfer of youth into the adult criminal justice system, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and increase community based responses and interventions. Ms. Jackson has dedicated over 16 years serving Californians as a public servant, including as the Chief of the Medi-Cal Dental Services Division within the Department of Health Care Services where she had full management responsibility for administering the Medi-Cal Dental Services Program (Fee for Service and Dental Managed Care), which provides dental services to approximately 14.5 million Medi-Cal members including oversight of contracted vendors as well as serving in administrative, leadership, and managerial capacities within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services.

She has additional years of experience working with and in the California legislature and children’s advocacy. Ms. Jackson has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and two Bachelor’s in Community and Regional Development and Political Science from the University of California, Davis.