Institute for Community Peace | Washington, DC
Linda K. Bowen has served as Executive Director of the Institute for Community Peace (ICP), formerly the National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention since its formal inception. In this capacity she has developed and managed its programmatic focus, developed and managed its governance structure and actively engaged its work. Bowen has over 30 years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research and community building. She previously served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration. Prior to that, Bowen developed programs for a national research and demonstration project to improve child and family outcomes in a major public housing project in Chicago, IL. She has authored or co-authored several reports on adolescent pregnancy and parenting, women’s issues and issues related to poverty, violence prevention and community building. Ms. Bowen holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.