Charlotte Garnes is an Operations Manager at The Bail Project.
Charlotte received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in Columbia, South Carolina. As a directly impacted individual and with a background in Workforce Development and Mental Health, she is also a champion for change in educating others on the importance of mental health care pre- and post-incarceration. She also helps others to understand the “realness” of Post Incarceration Syndrome and its effects, both personally and professionally.
As an advocate, mentor, social change agent, and educator, Charlotte’s most recent endeavor is the establishing and presenting of customized trainings and workshops focused on workforce development and trauma, and their effects, while having a successful reintegration process for those formerly incarcerated or justice-involved. She desires to assist individuals returning home from incarceration with more professional and wholesome opportunities to obtain employment, housing, and goals for self-sufficiency. Through her vision, Charlotte intends to use her focus and passion to shift the community’s perception associated with mass incarceration. Through her personal experience, she works to change the stigma and prejudices surrounding the formerly incarcerated and/or directly impacted.
Charlotte Garnes volunteers with an array of organizations, ranging from United Way to From Prison to Ph.D. She is a 2020 Leading with Conviction Cohort Member of JustLeadership USA. She serves as a mentor to young women across the globe who are advocates for criminal justice, social and healthcare change. Charlotte currently sits on the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition, Carnegie Writers, and RestoreHER Boards. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, writing and motivating others to be
their best selves!