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Sarah Sloan Clinical Associate Prof, UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Sarah Sloan

Ms. Sloan works as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Social Work. She has 13 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, working in agency settings focused on mental health and mental health access for LGBTQ clients. She has also worked for 12 years for Austin Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International. She has a small mental health private practice, providing psychotherapy, supervision and consultation. She values service and in that vein she is currently a mentor through the Seedling Foundation where she works with a third grader whose father is in prison. She also volunteers in the Austin arts and with organizations that promote social justice for all. Over the years, as she learned more about the injustices in the criminal justice system, especially mass incarceration at a higher levels for people of color, she became deeply interested in jail and prison reform. She has also been interested in how changes can be made in the pretrial system. As one of TJP’s newest board member, she is keen to contribute her skills and experience, especially with mental health issues.