Jessica Nathasia
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Areas of Expertise
Area of Study: Law and Human Rights

    Jessica Nathasia Fredison holds her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has nine years’ experience as a Correctional Social Worker for the Ministry of Justice and Police, where she works to rehabilitate adult offenders and facilitate their reentry into society. As a coordinator, she oversees projects, daily activities, and gives information sessions about the work of her department. She has recently contributed to and helped implement new policy measures and procedures regarding the revision of the existing measures on the parole process. During her fellowship year, Ms. Fredison plans to research penological reform, and will study criminal law, public policy, community service, and human rights issues regarding the treatment of adult offenders and treatment models that facilitate their rehabilitation. Additionally, she will explore aftercare programs geared toward the reintegration of ex-offenders into society. Ms. Fredison hopes to use these experiences to evaluate and develop new policies in Suriname to address critical issues for inmates.