A Career Devoted to Justice, Education and Problem Solving.
Tom Begich is the owner and operator of CW Communications, a firm devoted to strategic planning, facilitation, and communications. Tom specializes in the areas of juvenile justice, education and government relations. Tom currently works as Government Affairs Director for the Coalition for Education Equity and is a faculty member and an active coach with Reclaiming Futures, a national juvenile justice initiative. Tom provides training throughout the country and in Alaska in juvenile justice, restorative and community justice, community development, strategic planning and media relations.
He has also served as Facilitator for the Anchorage Collaborative Coalitions, and is the Executive Director of the Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund. Tom enjoys a professional career as a musician and writer with seven CD’s of professional music and a book of poetry to his credit.
For nineteen years, Tom served as member, including three terms as chair, of the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and was recently reappointed to that Committee by Governor Walker. He presently Chairs that Committee. Tom also served as the National Chair and in a number of leadership positions for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) from 1995 - 2008.
Tom has held a wide variety of positions in the fields of juvenile justice and youth development including Community Justice Coordinator for the State of Alaska, Project Director for the Alaska Native Justice Center, and Wellness Director for Cook Inlet Tribal Council.