Christine Collins serves as Deputy Director at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC).
Christine began her career in the non-profit world in 1992 in the area of substance abuse treatment. She continued that work for 5 years in her hometown on Long Island and then moved to Los Angeles in 1997. She then worked for Phoenix House in Venice Beach in various capacities. Then in 2000 the State of California introduced legislation for in-prison substance abuse treatment and funding for aftercare for those that participated in the program while incarcerated. She worked at the forefront of this new initiative and movement toward rehabilitation and aftercare for the criminal justice population. From 2000 until 2005 she worked primarily running substance abuse treatment programs for various non-profits that focused solely on parolees and providing services for them.
From 2005 to mid-2016 she made a career change and worked for Robert Downey Jr. where she helped run his company. Christine and Scott Budnick met in 2010 while filming the movie Due Date and realized they had a shared interest in helping the formerly incarcerated. Their friendship led to her and Robert being on the board of ARC in 2014. While in the board Christine participated actively on the Program Committee and became more and more interested in ARC’s mission. In August of 2016 she decided to leave the entertainment industry to work as a consultant with ARC and then in December 2016 she signed on officially as the Deputy Director and been integral in helping the agency move into the next phase of growth and expansion.