About the Author
Dr. George T. Patterson is the author of the book Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System, and has also published numerous criminal justice-related articles. Dr. Patterson has both research evaluation experience on numerous federal grants, such as the Department of Justice, assessing evidence-based practice and best practices. He has extensive clinical experience in varied components of the criminal justice system. He is a NYS certified police instructor, police social worker, NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and provides criminal justice-related training to numerous agencies. Mr. Warren K. Graham has held positions as a NYS Office of Court Administration Project Director overseeing the administration of Nassau County Family Treatment Court and the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, and maintains a private practice approved by the Second Appellate Division in Brooklyn as a Forensic Evaluator, and serves as a resource on the Law Guardian Panel conducting court-ordered forensic services. Prior experience includes the Suffolk County Department of Probation's Evidence Based Intervention Unit as a consultant facilitating SAMHSA manualized anger management groups for adult offenders, and acting as a clinical consultant for service referral and case planning/management. Mr. Graham has completed training in evidence-based and promising practices Moral Reconation Therapy, Strengthening Families, and Child Permanency Mediation. He is a NYS Licensed Master Social Worker, and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). He is currently Assistant Director of Field Education at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.