Forensic Social Work

Dr. Janet I. Warren, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Associate Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy provides forensic social work consultation on civil and criminal cases nationally.

She has served as President of the National Association of Forensic Social Work and as Forensic Co-Chair of the National Association of Clinical Social Work. She has a BSW and MSW degree from the University of Manitoba, School of Social Work, and a doctorate in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Warren is licensed as a clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and is a psychoanalyst trained by the New York Freudian Society in New York City.

She is the University of Virginia Liaison to the Behavioral Sciences Unit of the FBI and a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Profiling Units of the FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

As part of her forensic consultation, Dr. Warren provides consultation and case review on issues including:


Questions regarding forensic social work consultation should be directed to Dr. Janet I. Warren at JIW@virginia.edu.