Jay FindlingCertified Gang Specialist, Advisory Board Member and Former NYC Regional Director; Adjunct Professor, Touro College New York Gang Investigators Association
Dr. J. Findling has been an urban educator for over 25 years, focusing on student safety and discipline in various K- 12 settings. Paramount to his philosophy is the belief that educational and law enforcement agencies must collaborate if schools are going to become true safe havens. His work as a volunteer has allowed him to serve as an Auxiliary Police Officer for large and mid-size municipal police departments, as well as federal civilian volunteer divisions. He is a certified Interfaith Crisis Chaplain with the New York State and United States Chaplains Task Force.
His past collaboration with the FBI NY Office focus on Gang Prevention and Intervention, resulted in his receiving the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award. Jay has published articles focused on the understanding of basic gang issues, methods of becoming aware of the issues in different communities, and insight on some ways to initiate collaborative efforts to develop intervention and prevention programs. He has also published and presented with Dr. Shoshanah Findling on the topic of Compassion Fatigue and ways to more effectively help others, including members of the academic and first response communities.