Milo Dittrich
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program Specialist

Milo Dittrich comes to the table to create, deliver, and sustain innovative solutions to complex social problems, especially those involving justice system-impacted adults, children, and Communities.

Milo believes in the power of storytelling and creative expression to build resilience and understanding. He is committed to centering voices that are muted or relegated to the margins, and to using his own voice to interrupt oppression and inspire action. He is a natural collaborator and communicator, with an unwavering commitment to social justice.

Milo’s work has taken him within the walls of over 20 state or federal correctional facilities across the nation. As a field interviewer for the Bureau of Justice Statistics Survey of Prison Inmates, he was deeply impacted by the realities faced by adults in custody in the United States, as well as the nature of national research.

In his current role with the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program, Milo designs and facilitates trauma-informed leadership development programming for girls and their incarcerated mothers, while providing support to families and caregivers throughout Oregon. He has recently led efforts to create reentry programming for girls and women post-release.

Milo has also taught or facilitated person-centered classes and workshops in correctional facilities for men, women, and juveniles through programs including the Inside-Out Prison Exchange and The Beat Within. He currently serves on the Clackamas County Children of Incarcerated Parents Committee, and as a volunteer facilitator for Resolutions Northwest.

Milo is part of the LGBTQ* community and is an advocate for transgender and gender diverse adults, youth, and children. He actively works to shift culture within his organization, the justice system, and the community as a whole to protect - and honor - all identities.

Milo attended New York University where he studied Critical Theory and Analysis. He later completed minors in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Gender, Sexuality & Queer Studies at Portland State University. His continued learning has centered on equity, inclusion, and anti-racist approaches to education and systems change.