Dr. Jill Levenson to speak at NARSOL’s Houston conference in October

Many of us have heard of Jill Levenson, but how many have had the opportunity to see and hear her in person? Well, here is your chance. She will be a plenary speaker at NARSOL’s upcoming annual conference, and she will be sharing with us how to be more effective advocates by the way we frame our messages. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear this vital information from one of the most prominent scholars in her field today.

Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, is an internationally recognized expert in sexual victimization and perpetration.  She studies the impact and effectiveness of social policies and clinical interventions designed to prevent sexual abuse. She has published over 100 articles, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Justice, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

In 2019 Dr. Levenson was named by the Journal of Social Service Research as being among the top 100 social work scholars in North America. According to the journal, she is among a group of influential contemporary social work faculty “. . . who have published relatively large numbers of scholarly works, which themselves have been subsequently highly cited.”

Dr. Levenson has presented as a keynote speaker about clinical, policy, correctional, and forensic issues all over the world. She has conducted interdisciplinary trainings in over 20 states, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia. She has co-authored five books about the treatment of sexual abuse. She is an advocate for social justice, evidence-based practices and policies, and trauma-informed care for everyone impacted by the problem of sexual crime.

Among her often-cited works are Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: Unintended Consequences and Community Reentry; Grand Challenges: Social Justice and the Need for Evidence-Based Sex Offender Registry Reform; Hidden challenges: Sex offenders legislated into homelessness; Collateral damage: Family members of registered sex offenders; and Trauma-Informed Care: Transforming Treatment for People Who Have Sexually Abused.

NARSOL is honored to welcome Dr. Jill Levenson to our annual conference in Houston, Texas.

You may register for the conference and reserve your hotel room here. Don’t wait! Early registration rates will expire soon.


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