Jana McClure new Director of Community Outreach and Education
Jana McClure New Director of Community Outreach and Education
Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan is pleased to announce that Jana McClure, of Amherst, has joined the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as Director of Community Outreach and Education.
McClure will coordinate the NWDA’s crime prevention, safety and education outreach to citizens of the Northwestern District with special emphasis on the reduction of violence in the schools, Internet safety, diversity awareness, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and enhancing awareness of crimes against vulnerable populations.
We are thrilled to welcome Jana McClure to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office,” Sullivan said. “With Jana aboard, we will be able to bring the Office’s outreach, education and crime prevention programs to the next level.”
McClure has worked with children and families for over 15 year, most recently as Director of Training, Quality and Risk Management Brightside for Families and Children, of West Springfield. In that role, she was responsible for ensuring the quality of service for all youth within the agency’s care.
From 1996 to 2007, McClure was Program Manager and, later, Director of Quality Improvement at the former Tri County Youth Programs, Inc., now called Northeast Center for Youth and Families, in Easthampton.
She is currently the lead organizer of the Western Massachusetts Restraint & Seclusion Prevention Initiative, a coalition of school and youth service organizations aimed at reducing and preventing the use of physical restraints.
McClure is a past board member and teacher with the Academic Initiatives for Maximum Success (AIMS) and a member of the Parent Leadership Network of the Achievement Gap Initiative (
McClure received her bachelor’s degree from New York University, where she was an assistant research scientist in the Infancy Studies laboratory. She has a master’s degree in education from Antioch University New England.
McClure and her husband Rand Foerster, a teacher at the South Amherst campus of Amherst Regional High School, have three sons who attend Amherst public schools.