Expertise DescriptionI have more than 35 years experience in the field of School Safety and Child Welfare. My expertise includes issues related to school safety, school security, personal injury, truancy, juvenile violence and homicide, street gangs, and troubled youth.
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My expert witness experience includes: sexual assault and battery, negligent hiring / retention, negligent supervision / failure to warn; gang assault and battery; assault by Staffperson on Student; battery and rape, failure to execute mandated report duties; sexual assault and sex with minors; sexual grooming / conditioning; dereliction of duty; failure of mandated reporters to report; teacher's use of obscene, lewd and lascivious adult-level book in class 5th grade class; assault and personal injury / gang-related; gang homicide; special education environment wrongful death; teacher's unlawful sex with minor civil rights / equality in education; administrator assault on student and personal injury; middle school student suicide; juvenile homicide / gang & drug event; assault and traumatic personal injury at high school; child molestation; sexual assault on campus; street terrorism; gang-related shooting / attempted murder; robbery & assault / gang allegation;.
My consulting services include: Professor of Mental Health Law, Forensic Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Social Bases of Behavior at the a School of Professional Psychology; Director of Child Welfare and Attendance for a school program; Conducted research and taught at the MacLaren's Children Center for abused, neglected and abandoned children; Consultant – Trainer on Child Abuse Mandated Reporting Requirements; conducted training within 81 school districts with training materials provided by the California Attorney General; Conducted research and interviews of children incarcerated in California state youth prisons whose backgrounds included being victims of child abuse; Taught law course, Administration of Justice Juvenile Delinquency and Legal Procedures; Conducts accredited-for-continuing-legal-education seminars for lawyers.
|Ph.D.||Curriculum||Claremont Graduate University|
|B.A.||California State University at Los Angeles|
|Mandatory Certified Legal Education (MCLE) Trainer|
|California Licensed Counselor: Children|
|California Licensed School Administrator|
|California Licensed Teacher|
Awards & Affiliation
|Certificate of Recognition from the California State Legislature|
|Letter of gratitude and congratulations from President George W. Bush|
|The Neil Matsumora Scholarship|
|University of Southern California|
|Best (Doctoral) Dissertation of the Year Award|
|The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Service Recognition Award|
The California Teachers Association (CTA)