Courtney Brown is a social policy expert with over 20 years local and international experience in violence prevention and community development. He also has over 25 years of team management experience having led or contributed to multi-disciplinary teams that included research, monitoring and evaluation and program implementation specialists.
Courtney has worked at the Social Development Commission (SDC) (Jamaica), where he was integrally involved in the development and implementation of new policies for community engagement. He has also worked as Director of Crime Prevention & Community Safety at the Ministry of National Security (MNS) (Jamaica) in the development of crime prevention and community safety policies.
Beyond his home country Jamaica, Courtney has experience working in the wider Caribbean, contributing to the implementation of USAID violence prevention programs in Guyana, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis. During the period 2017-2020 he was the Country Manager for the USAID’s Community, Family and Youth Resilience Program in Guyana and also had the responsibilities for primary prevention and community development programing across the three territories.
A Jamaican, Courtney has a M.Sc in Sociology - Social Policy and Administration.