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Andrew Henry Vachss, Lawyer, author, juvenile justice and child abuse consultant. E-mail: www.vachss.com. Recipient Grand Prix de Literature Policiére, 1988, Falcon award MalteseFalcon Society Japan, 1988, Deutschen Krimi Preis, Die Jury des Bochumer Krimi Archivs, 1989; Industrial Area Foundation Training Institute fellow, 1970-1971,John Hay Whitney Foundation fellow, 1976-1977.

Background

Vachss, Andrew Henry was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. Son of Bernard and Geraldine (Mattus) Vachss.

Education

Bachelor, Case Western Reserve University, 1965. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, New Engl. School Law, 1975; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Case Western Reserve University, 2004.

Career

Program representative, United States Public Health Service, Ohio., 1965-1966;unit supr, New York City Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, 1966-1969;urban coordinator, Community Development Foundation, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1969-1970;director, Uptown Community Organisation, Chicago, 1970-1971;deputy director, Medfield (Massachusetts)-Norfolk Prison Project, 1971-1972;director intensive treatment unit, ANDROS II, Roslindale, Massachusetts, 1972-1973;project director, Massachusetts Department Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, Boston, 1972-1973;director, Juvenile Justice Planning Project, New York City, 1975-1985;private practice, New York City, since 1976. Organizer, coordinator Calumet (Indiana) Community Congress, 1970. Board directors Libra Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Advocacy Associations, New York and New Jersey.

Adjunct Professor College New Resources, New York City, 1980-1981. Lecturer trainer, speaker tonumerous organizations. Consultant on juvenile justice and child abuse to numerous organizations, since 1971.

Membership

Board of counselors, Civitas Childtrauma Programs, Baylor College of Medicine. Member expert advisory panel on catastrophic child abuse New York State Office of Mental Health. Member National Association Counsel for Children, American Professional Society on Abuse of Children, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Writers Guild of America.