Magann Jordan is currently the Victim/Witness Program Administrator for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. She is highly honored to have recently earned this role in the community. She was previously the Director of the Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. in which she was passionate about providing community resources to at-risk juveniles that were on probation. She was born in a small town called West Carrollton near Dayton, Ohio and later moved to Las Vegas. She graduated first with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2003 and then with a Master’s Degree in 2005.
What is the most interesting aspect of what you do?
"Every day is a different challenge, a different opportunity to be creative and to assist victims of any criminal and/or civil crime. I want to help victims be treated with empathy, dignity, and respect. I have dedicated myself to making sure that victim's voices are heard."
Who were your role models?
"My family is filled with my role models! Dr. Alexis Kennedy for her passion with assisting victims, Dr. Randall Shelden for teaching me the most important question to ask, and Dr. Terrance Miethe for helping me create the first Master's thesis in my family. Also, Esther Brown for lighting a fire within, Stacey Cramer for her creativity, and my husband for his endless support."
If students are interested in following in your footsteps, what is the best way to proceed?
"To obtain as much hands-on experience and education. Stay humble! Listen more than speaking, and never give up on your passion."