"Social workers typically work with victims, but if we’re going to prevent violence, we really need to focus on the perpetrators. The goal of my current work with court-involved youth is to underscore the fact that the victims and offenders are the same people: a punitive approach is not helpful for these youth."
Violence and victimization, including child abuse and violence against women; cumulative adversity; prevention of problem behaviors like violence; criminal justice responses to violence; quantitative analysis
Patricia Logan-Greene, associate professor, joined the School of Social Work in 2011 as a visiting instructor from the University of Washington School of Social Work, where she completed her doctorate and earned statistics certification through the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences. She was also awarded an NIMH Mental Illness Prevention Fellowship and ITHS TL1 Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship. Logan-Greene received an MSSW with a concentration in clinical social work in 2006 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a BA in Biology with honors from Wesleyan University in 1999.
Taking a trauma-informed approach to crime and the justice system, Logan-Greene's teaching interests include research methods, interpersonal violence, and forensic social work. She has a partnership with a juvenile court to examine childhood traumas and adversities among youth on probation, with particular attention to treatment needs. Some of her other projects involve the examination of the effects of childhood maltreatment on aggression, delinquency, and health and mental health outcomes throughout the lifespan. Recently, she has shifted her attention to the prevention of gun violence, especially how social workers can leverage their knowledge and skills to intervene with those most at risk of injury. Logan-Greene also coordinates the Child Advocacy Studies microcredential at UB, an undergraduate sequence focused on child maltreatment.