Jade Mathis is an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County. Ms. Mathis operates the Back on Track program. Back on Track is a diversion program that helps first-time felony convicted drug dealers, between the ages of 18-30 obtain an education, employment and record expungement. Ms. Mathis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and received her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan School of Law.
A firm believer in giving back, Ms. Mathis sits on the Board of Directors for Project Shine, a non- profit organization that helps young ladies prepare for college. Ms. Mathis serves as an Executive Committee member for the Prince George’s County NAACP. Ms. Mathis spends the majority of her time mentoring the youth, volunteering for after school programs, truancy reduction programs, juvenile faculties and women’s shelters throughout the DMV. Ms. Mathis is a member of Zion Church in Landover, Maryland.
A Detroit native, Ms. Mathis is no stranger to hard work. After being diagnosed in college with several disabilities, Ms. Mathis became a mental health advocate and motivational speaker. Ms. Mathis uses her platform to share her personal testimony of how she transitioned from tragedy to triumph. In hopes of inspiring others, Ms. Mathis shares how despite rejection from several law schools and failing the bar exam five times, she never gave up. Ms. Mathis is passionate about giving back to the community, changing lives and encouraging others to overcome obstacles and prevail in the face of adversity.