Jessica Young, Esq., CCHP, is a strategic legal professional with over 15 years’ experience in correctional health care and employment law for the largest jail health care provider in the nation. She combines deep industry knowledge with training initiative development and lecturing, striving to change the negative media portrayal of the correctional health care industry.
Attorney Young is a nationally recognized lecturer on correctional health care topics, lecturing at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) conferences as well as new sheriff schools and state jail summits in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. Of note, Attorney Young was the first national lecturer on the constitutional rights of transgender inmates.
A graduate of Penn State and Duquesne Law, Attorney Young studied abroad in Beijing, China. She was recognized as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree, awarded Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence, & Power Award for Innovative Leadership in 2020, and honored with the 2020 Creve Coeur Club’s Nova Award which recognizes an emerging leader in community service. Attorney Young was also named as one of Peoria Chamber of Commerce & WEEK TV’s 25 Women in Leadership in 2019; and named as one of iBi Magazine’s 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2017.
Attorney Young serves on the National Commission of Correctional Health Care’s Young Professionals Committee, the Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation Board, the Springdale Cemetery Management Authority Board, and KDB Peoria Women’s Club Trust Foundation’s Board of Directors.
She supports the Monica Young Memorial Scholarship which honors her late mother-in-law’s life by helping learning disabled students advance once they leave high school. Attorney Young also supports the following nonprofit organizations: Concerns of Police Survivors, Disabled American Veterans, and Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (a free dental clinic).