Amy Bacharach

Amy Bacharach

Dr. Amy Bacharach was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2014. She is a Senior Research Analyst with the Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children, and the Courts, where she works on state policy issues primarily in the areas of juvenile justice, collaborative justice (e.g., drug courts, mental health courts, girls’ courts), and human trafficking, specializing in evidence-based practices. She has conducted extensive research on collaborative justice and juvenile issues, including runaway behavior, substance abuse, and survival sex and human trafficking in adolescents, and has authored numerous articles and reports and a book chapter. She also serves on statewide task forces related to these issues. In addition to her work with the Judicial Council, she spent many years as an adjunct professor and in 2013 was named one of the top 25 forensic psychology professors nationwide.

Trustee Bacharach has been active in several local organizations, including the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, the National Council of Jewish Women, the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, and the United Way Bay Area Women’s Leadership Council. She is a graduate of Emerge California and has been an elected district delegate to the California Democratic Party since 2011. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Richmond District Neighborhood Center and is a proud Richmond District resident. Her most important title is that of “new mom.”

Originally from Philadelphia, Trustee Bacharach had lived in France and Mexico City and travelled extensively around the world before calling San Francisco home. Trustee Bacharach holds a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology and a certificate in Organizational Development.

Trustee Bacharach is optimistic about City College’s future in serving our community. She welcomes comments at abacharach@ccsf.edu