Peggy Jo Archer
Native American ELder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Peggy Jo currently serves as the Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) Project Coordinator. With roots in New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico, Peggy Jo began her work in violence prevention in 2007 while working on bullying prevention through the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Peggy Jo continued anti-violence work in the nonprofit sector by leading community-based prevention programs and organizing various campus events such as the Take Back the Night Rally and Clothesline Project.
In 2020, Peggy Jo served as a Partnership Specialist for the United State Census Bureau. While in this role, Peggy Jo assisted in the development of six Complete Count Committees. These committees worked closely with communities to develop culturally appropriate methods to reach traditionally undercounted populations.
Peggy Jo has unique experiences in managing program operations for federally funded projects such as the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) at the University of North Dakota and the Native American Elder Justice Initiative National Resource Center (NAEJI) on a state, regional, and national level. Peggy Jo serves as a resource for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian aging issues, emphasizing elder abuse.
Peggy Jo attended and graduated from Park University, majoring in Administration of Criminal Justice and minoring in Social Psychology.
Peggy Jo is firmly committed to supporting elder justice initiatives and enhancing violence prevention resources through leadership and advocacy. Peggy Jo is passionate about providing culturally relevant services and resources that support systematic change.