Tiffany Garner currently serves as the Community Violence Initiatives State Manager for Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence in Washington, DC, where she works to prevent further firearm violence and homicides through advocacy and lobbying for legislation that establishes community- based violence intervention and prevention funding throughout the states. She is actively engaged in coalition-building and community organizing at local and state levels, focusing on supporting violence prevention programs and strategies that will reduce community violence, specifically within communities of color.
Tiffany received her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has recently completed her Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University. She serves on the Emerging Leaders Council national committee with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and serves as a committee chairperson with Virginia Women Leading Government (VWLG).
Tiffany is native to North Carolina where she spent over seven years as a domestic violence therapist for children exposed to intimate partner violence as well as a manager for an innovative youthful offenders program, focusing on teens who have perpetrated aggressive and violent behaviors within dating relationships. She has served as trainer for law enforcement officers on the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Maryland Model, a program that helps to identify victims of domestic violence who are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partners. In addition, Tiffany has continuously worked with law enforcement, researchers, and community partners across the country on federal and state grants focused on the implementation of innovative community-based strategies for reducing and preventing violent crime within vulnerable communities.