Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy has been a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly since November 2014. Prior to that she wrote at her own blog Horizons for almost a decade.

For over 20 years, Nancy was the executive director of a nonprofit organization whose mission focused on juvenile crime prevention. In that capacity, she worked to both influence and implement public policy at the local and state level. Her efforts resulted in innovative best practice models for public/private partnerships with local police, schools, district attorneys, corrections and human services.

Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Social Studies/Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Theology/Marriage and Family Therapy. For over 14 years she provided counseling and family therapy for youth who were chemically dependent, runaways, throwaways and in other high risk situations.


Quick Takes: The Pivot That Never Came

* Remember those days when everyone was waiting breathlessly with a certainty that Trump would pivot to a less extreme version of himself? His inaugural address today put an exclamation point on the fact that it was never going to happen. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like… Read more »

Quick Takes: “It Is the Soul That Must Be Preserved”

* Here is Obama’s last act as President of the United States: Today, the President granted commutation to 330 individuals. The President has now granted commutation to a total of 1,715 individuals, including 568 people who had been sentenced to life in prison. The vast majority of these men and women are serving unduly long… Read more »