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Vivianne Guevara

Vivianne Guevara, LMSW has been a social worker in criminal and civil defense for over twelve years and is the Director of Social Work and Mitigation at the Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District. Vivianne was previously an Investigator and Social Worker at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and she began working in public defense as a Social Worker at the Bronx Defenders in 2007. Vivianne Guevara is a restorative and transformative justice practitioner and implements peacemaking processes in her work and communities.

People in Crisis Need Social Workers, Not Cops

Social Workers address crises regularly and without an armed police officer standing in front of us. Often, the presence of an armed officer escalates a crisis that could have been better handled by mental health professionals alone. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The uprisings taking place […]