william t. rossiter award
2016 William T. Rossiter Award Winner
Jennifer Skeem, PhD
Each year FMHAC presents the William T. Rossiter award to an individual who has contributed widely to the field of Forensic Mental Health and treatment of mentally ill involved with criminal justice system and is known for distinguished service.
This year's Rossiter award winner is Dr. Jennifer L. Skeem, an honored psychologist and professor who researches the nexus between behavioral health and criminal justice to inform legal decision-making about juveniles and adults with emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Skeem's research has had significant impact on improving outcomes for justice-involved people with mental illness, understanding psychopathic personality disorder, and promoting prosocial behavior among juveniles at high risk for violence.
Dr. Skeem is the author of over 150 articles and chapters and editor of 2 books—including Applying Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending, which won the American Psychological Association's Division 41 Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Psychology and Law. She is the past President of the American Psychology-Law Society and member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment. She has served on advisory boards for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, U.S. Administrative Office of the Courts and U.S. Sentencing Commission.
In recognition of her body of work, which is directly related to FMHAC's goal of promoting treatment of mentally ill individuals in the criminal system, the Association is honored to present this year's Rossiter award to Dr. Jennifer L Skeem. Congratulations.