Jennifer Storm is the Executive Director of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program in Harrisburg, PA. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Rehabilitation Services and a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from The University of Phoenix. In 2002, Governor Edward G. Rendell appointed Ms. Storm as a commissioner to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. She was later appointed to the Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Justice Systems Advisory committees where she also serves on the Terrorism Prevention and Local Law Enforcement Subcommittee. Her media appearances include appearances on all major networks as a spokesperson for victims rights. She has been profiled or appeared in We, Magazine for Women, Central Penn Business Journal, Curve Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME, and many other media. Ms. Storm is the author of Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America (Hazelden, 2008) and the follow-up memoir, Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery (Central Recovery Press, 2010).
Jennifer Storm's Picking Up the Pieces Without Picking Up is a
highly informative and insightful book for anyone who has been
victimized and/or is struggling with addiction. I especially
appreciated the fact that she spoke directly to those who have been
sexually assaulted and tend to blame themselves for what happened
to them. Her voice is one of consolation and strength to those who
need it the most.
This book spoke to me in a unique way as I am currently in prison for taking two innocent lives in a horrific drunk driving accident 8 years ago. Although I've certainly tried to empathize with my victims' family members, I believe this book forced me to fully grasp the magnitude of the impact of my crime on the surviving family members. This book is a must read for both victims and offenders of crime.
Martin L. Lockett. Oregon State Penitentiary