Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award 2001

Jewel Byrd Warren

As an outstanding leader, everything she does hinges on her vision and winning attitude. To capture a vision fair, she sees the future leader within that person. She promotes and demonstrates sisterly relations by exemplifying and cultivating healthy spirituality by living the Christian life in response to the spirit and her relationship with God and others.

Serving admirably in various leadership levels in the community and in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Soror Jewel developed and implemented the highly successful Florida Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) Initiative, a community based program designed to reduce the high level of contact between minority youth and the courts, which has been replicated in eleven (11) juvenile justice service areas in Florida. She formed a dream team of community leaders to address the issue of minority-over representation in Hillsborough County which has been presented on a national level in Lessons Learned.