Lori Smith has over 20 years of experience as a Social Worker in a hospital setting, a community mental health agency, a child protective services supervisor, higher education, and a school social worker with CCSD for 14 years. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from St. Louis University. She is duly licensed as a Licensed Master’s Social Worker – Nevada State Board of Social Workers and Nevada Board of Education. She has also been a part of the department’s development of the Police Social Work Program.
Breakout #3: Prevention Before Apprehension: Curbing the Criminalization of Clinical Behaviors by Embedding Social Workers
Students of color are arrested at a higher rate than white students, as a result of unidentified or untreated mental health diagnosis, social and emotional issues, and substance abuse. These students are in need of treatment to prevent the recidivism not jail time. Providing alternatives to punitive disciplinary practices to reduce the number of students […]