Dr. Robert Goldman: Dr. Robert Goldman J.D., Psy.D. is the supervising psychologist for the Suffolk County Probation Department. His work with the County is focused primarily on the juvenile offender population. He is also a criminal attorney in private practice in Long Island, New York. He recently co-authored a book titled “No Room For Vengeance In Justice and Healing” with Victoria Ruvolo, a woman disavowed vengeance by embracing forgiveness towards a teen who nearly killed her by hurling a 20-pound frozen turkey at her passing vehicle.
His first professional experience out of law school was working for Manhattan Attorney Jack Littman as an associate in his criminal defense practice. He later worked for Suffolk County Legal Aid as a staff attorney in the Criminal Bureau. Dr. Goldman then started his own practice in which he engaged in various forms of litigation. He was subsequently appointed to be on the Law Guardian Panel, where he found his true passion in helping children. Consequently, he chose to attend Hofstra University where he received his doctorate in School/Community Psychology.
Dr. Goldman develops programs that combine his experience as a criminal defense attorney and as a psychologist with a goal aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism and placement. He continues to have a private practice in the area of law and has expanded his interests to include alternatives for dispute resolution. (more…)