CHILD WELFARE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-501119
This expert has over 20 years of experience in social work. He earned his BA in economics from Hamilton College and his MSW from Columbia University. He also completed several certificate programs, including a graduate certificate in social work administration and an executive certificate through the Institute of Not-For-Profit Management at Columbia University. This expert has completed numerous professional development courses as well, including trauma systems therapy ...
Expert Witness: E-147591
This highly qualified expert earned her BA in Forensic Psychology and her MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. She went on to receive her MSW from Hunter College and her MPhil and PhD in Social Welfare from the City University of New York. She is a certified field instructor and rape crisis counselor and a licensed clinical social worker. She has over 15 years of clinical and research experience in social work and has published over 12 journal articles and ...
Expert Witness: E-068261
This well-credentialed, experienced expert earned her B.A. from Ohio University, her Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York. The expert has worked extensively in the public sector, with government roles including the Director of the Office of Adolescent Services for the New York City Human Resources Administration, the Interim Commissioner of the ...
Expert Witness: E-095610
This expert has a BA in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on the needs of foster children in rural schools and is the author of several books on foster care books. He is the director of the Foster Care Institute, and acts as a consultant to foster care agencies and legal agencies across the US, and across the globe. He writes regularly ...
Expert Witness: E-068820
This child welfare industry executive has over 25 years of social services experience, including 15 years in leadership roles at foster care agencies. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her M.S.W from Smith School for Social Work; she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She began her career as a Social Worker and Supervisor and then joined Green Chimneys Children's Services as the Director of Social Services. From 1999 until ...
Expert Witness: E-067353
This expert has been involved in executive, management, policy-making, and consulting in the field of social welfare since 1980. He earned his master's in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and also has a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The expert is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and an Editorial Board member on several social work journals. He is currently a social work professor in New York City and an ...
Expert Witness: E-009359
This highly qualified expert has 22 years of experience in Child Protective Services, Mental Health, & Addiction. She earned a PhD from Rutgers University and has a broad array of expertise including Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, Diversity issues, Institutional, and Evaluation services. She is a professor at a PA University, the Executive Directorof a social services nonprofit organization that provides mental health and substance abuse evaluations as well as ...
Expert Witness: E-099110
This expert is a retired Pennsylvania Child Care Health & Safety Inspector of 20 years. He also spent 6 years as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, 6 years as a Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Playground Safety Trainer, 3 years as a PA Assisted Living Licensing Rep. and 15 years as a PA Recreation Therapist. He is currently the president of a Playground/Gardens/Recreation design firm in the Pittsburgh area.
Expert Witness: E-068376
This experienced social worker and city employee held Director roles in the City of New York Administration for Children's Services for over 14 years. She was the Director of Supervision and Case Practice Improvement and then the Director of the Office of Preventive Family Team Conferencing before leaving government leadership in 2013. The expert has a master's in Social Work from NYU and previously worked as a legal aid social worker.

CHILD WELFARE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Foster Care System Fails To Remove Child From Abusive Home CHILD WELFARE Expert Case

This case involves a 14-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his foster father. The boy had been in the foster care system for a total of 8 years spent in 3 different homes. The boy did not report negative experiences at either of his first 2 homes. Aft …

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child CHILD WELFARE Expert Case

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child

…  who was allegedly suffocated by his foster parents. The child was placed into the home of a couple that had not previously fostered children. During the months leading up to the incident, caseworkers were …

Lack Of School Security To Blame For Attempted Kidnapping CHILD WELFARE Expert Case

Lack Of School Security To Blame For Attempted Kidnapping

…  were no teachers outside of the school to supervise the children who were waiting for their parents so the student waited alone. There …  a man dressed in a coach’s uniform who (unbeknownst to the child) was not a faculty member. The man told the child that his parents were …

Negligent Supervision Causes At-Risk Student To Choke CHILD WELFARE Expert Case

Negligent Supervision Causes At-Risk Student To Choke

…  primarily worked in a pull-out classroom program for children with special needs. She was mainstreamed with students her age during …  unconscious. Attempts were made to resuscitate the child but she ultimately expired. An expert in school nursing, with experience …

Social Workers Fail To Conduct Adequate Medical Screening For At-Risk Child CHILD WELFARE Expert Case

…  case involves a child who did not receive an appropriate medical screening when taken into …  for opioids after birth. A judge promptly signed the child to the care of the state, but a comprehensive medical record was not completed before the child was entrusted to the state. The child developed an infection by age 8 and …