Pulaski County Youth Services Director Jamie Scott
Jamie A. Scott is the Executive Director for Pulaski County Youth Services. She has dedicated her career to public service and to fighting for equal rights and fair opportunities for all. She is known as a “Champion for Youth” and exudes that energy in every endeavor for the youth and families of Pulaski County via the opportunities and programs of the Youth Services Department.
As Pulaski County Youth Service’s Executive Director, Jamie ensures that free mental health services, college preparation, leadership development, academic enrichment afterschool programs, and restorative juvenile justice program are available to children in Pulaski County.
Due to her tireless commitment to youth and her diligent efforts in Pulaski County, Ms. Scott has received numerous accolades and awards including the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families’ Legislative Leadership Award, Arkansas State University’s Living Legend Award, Arkansas Municipal League’s Distinguished Legislator Award, Arkansas State University’s Emerging Young Alumni Award and the Brown Girls Rock Nellie Award in Public Service.
Ms. Scott is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Harvard School of Government Executive Education Authentic Leadership Program, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, the Little Rock Chamber’s Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XVII, the Lead Arkansas Class XIII Leadership Program, and the distinguished Presidential Leadership Scholars Program hosted by the Clinton Foundation, George W. Bush Foundation, and Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation.
Ms. Scott’s passion and tenacity evolves from growing up in a family on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in North Little Rock. Her uncle, Richard Lindsey, was a member of the NLR Six who attempted to integrate North Little Rock High School. Ms. Scott’s career and calling in life is constantly inspired by the stories of struggles endured by her uncle and the NLR Six in their pursuit of a quality education. She continually strives to uplift her community and be a voice for underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized communities.
Ms. Scott is a member of the Worship Center Church of God in Christ and spends her free time traveling, mentoring youth, and volunteering throughout her community. She is a graduate of North Little Rock High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arkansas State University.