Tamara Jackson-Snowden, LCSW, MBA

Clinical Social Worker

Violence Prevention Institute

Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Headshot of Tamara Jackson-Snowden, LCSW, MBA

Education & Affiliations

  • Master of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, University of Phoenix


Tamara Jackson is a powerful force in the cultural and social justice spheres of New Orleans. As volunteer President of the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force, Tamara has achieved reforms on behalf of all local parading social aid and pleasure clubs. A victim-survivor of violence herself, Tamara joined SilenceIsViolence in 2009 as a volunteer consultant pertaining to victim services. She took over management of the SilenceIsViolence Victim Allies Project in 2010. Tamara also recently joined Tulane Violence Prevention Insitute as a clinical social worker for the Gun Violence Violence research study. 

Tamara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master's of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Tamara received her national certification as a Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist in 2014. She is a certified law enforcement elder abuse instructor and a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team in New Orleans. She has conducted victim assistance and cultural diversity trainings for the New Orleans Police Department and has facilitated seminars and workshops on victim services, domestic violence, and cultural diversity at numerous organizations throughout New Orleans and nationally.