Sabrina Jordan was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio as the only child to a single mother. Sabrina grew up on the westside of Dayton and attended Dayton Public Schools. After high school, she attended Sinclair Community College and obtained an associate of applied science degree in the Mental Health Program.
In 1996 Sabrina moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and four children. She began volunteer at the Atlanta Mission Shelter while working as a food and beverage manager for Marriott Hotels. After a year of volunteer service with the shelter, she was offered an opportunity to work for the End Family Violence Network program. The mission of this program was to end domestic violence and abuse against women. Sabrina remained with this organization for three years before moving back home to Dayton, Ohio where she returned to work with the Marriott Hotel.
Five years later, Sabrina’s 22-year-old son Jamal McShann was killed due to gun violence which is how she began working for The Adam Project. Reverend Jerome McCorry reached out to Sabrina and her family during the most difficult time in their lives and offered Sabrina a position at the Adam Project working with clients preparing for re-entry. After experiencing the hands-on work with these clients, she began to feel life again, and fell in love with re-entry program. Sabrina fell back in love with the community and focused on helping former felons become productive members of the community. Sabrina believes that not all people who have done bad things are bad people. She believes that people make bad decisions when they are desperate, which lead to desperate acts.
Sabrina implemented her own grassroots organization, Breaking the Cycle (BTC). BTC began its own re-entry program and held a series of community events every month known as Love Thy Neighbor Days. On Love Thy Neighbor Days, BTC members went to low-income neighborhoods to provide free meals, clothing, and childcare.
In 2017, Sabrina’s 23-year-old son, Jamarco McShann, was shot and killed by local police. This event sprung Sabrina into action which led to the founding of Ohio Families Unite Against Police Brutality (OFUAPB). OFUAPB aims to end police brutality and gun violence to ensure that other families do not have to experience the trauma that she and others have had to endure.