Jeffrey L. Edleson is a Professor in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA). He has published over 50 articles and several books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Dr. Edleson has conducted intervention research at the Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis for 13
years and is its Director of Evaluation and Research. He has provided technical
assistance to domestic violence programs and research projects across North
America as well as in Israel, Singapore, and several other countries.
Dr. Edleson is a member of the management team of VAWnet, the National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women. He was a recent member of the National Research Council's Panel on Research on Violence Against Women, and serves on both the Expert Panel of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Custody, a program of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and as a consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Family and Intimate Violence Prevention Subcommittee.
Dr. Edleson is an Associate Editor of the new journal, Violence Against Women, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, and Violence Update. His books include Working with Children and Adolescents in Groups, co-authored with Sheldon D. Rose (1987, Jossey-Bass), Intervention for Men who Batter: An Ecological Approach, co-authored with Richard M. Tolman (19922, Sage Publications), and Ending the Cycle of Violence: Community Responses to Children of Battered Women, co-edited with Einat Peled and Peter G. Jaffe (1995, Sage Publications). His newest book, entitled Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families, is co-edited with Zvi Eisikovits (1996, Sage Publications).
Hi is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received his Masters and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota, and has practiced in elementary and secondary schools and in several domestic violence agencies.