Michael Greene is a Senior Fellow at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, specializing in evidence-based prevention and policy strategies regarding youth, school and family violence. After receiving his doctorate from Columbia University in development psychology, he served as the Juvenile Justice Administrator for the City of New York for from 1982 to 1995. In 1993, he was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s Cadre of Experts in Youth Violence. He subsequently was appointed as the founding Executive Director of the Violence Institute of New Jersey at the University of Medicine and Dentistry (now Rutgers University) at which he was the Principal Investigator on several federal and state grants, including a Department of Justice Children Exposed to Violence grant. He then founded the Center for the Prevention of Violence at a large not-for-profit in New Jersey. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Prevention Science Coalition and serves as its Chair of the Violence Prevention Task Force. He also serves as a founding member of the Youth Advisory Board for Newark, N.J. and on the Advisory Board of New Jersey Child Assault Prevention organization. In addition, he serves on the Board of the Sanar Wellness Institute and the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern N.J. He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews on youth violence, human rights, and positive youth development.