Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Professor, Rhode Island College
Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has published 24 books, 175 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles. He is the author of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development, Encyclopedia of Higher Education, Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored jointly by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association to develop Technology Standards in Social Work Practice. He has also served as witness and consultant in 130 court and licensing board cases addressing professional ethics. Dr. Reamer was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers for his "commitment and dedication to the social work profession and to the improvement of social and human conditions at the local, state, national, and international levels."
Lori James-Townes, LCSW
Executive Director, National Association of Public Defense
Lori refers to her professional career as social justice ministry. She has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational development experience, which includes program development, program management, collegiate instruction, as well as leadership and management training. She is the current Executive Director of the National Association of Public Defense that unites 30,000 practitioner-members from every state across the country into a cohesive and irrepressible community. A community that is capable of bringing justice to a broken system. Lori is also the President of Expand-Now, LLC and part-time Clinical Professor in the Family Studies and Community Development Department at Towson University. Prior to joining the Towson University family, she served as Director of Leadership and Program Development at Maryland Office of Public Defender. The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women. In addition to working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she is also an author, and John Maxwell Certified Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker.
Schedule is according to central time
Dynamic, Interactive, Diverse
The symposium features contributions from a diverse body of justice-oriented persons such as social workers, attorneys, law enforcement officers, advocates, educators, researchers, students, and others with direct industry experience seeking to collaboratively advance the field of forensic social work. The facilitated topics for learning elicit thought-provoking reflection leading to healthy and useful discourse that values expressions of diverse perspectives for the sake of etching out pathways toward justice and change. Multiple opportunities will be offered to respond to this year's call to action.
Committed, Passionate, Engaged
LEADERSHIP IN ACTION