Levin Schwartz, LICSW received his MSW from Smith College and his BA from UMass. Levin is the Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Clinical & Reentry Services at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), Supervisor for Smith College MSW Field Lab, Police Academy teacher, President of the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS) Forensic group and serves on the nomination committee for the Massachusetts Police Reform Bill commission. At FCSO, Levin co-developed and implemented a nationally recognized mindfulness-based treatment program – utilizing treatment as a means to attain public safety; thereby, creating a bridge between two dialectical points of view. The success of Levin’s work has brought national attention to FCSO; he received the NASW-MA “Greatest Contribution to Social Work” award (2019) and the North Quabbin Community Coalition “Bridge Builder Award” (2017). Levin employs available forums to highlight the important need for modern evidence-based treatment for the underserved, vulnerable, incarcerated population.
Levin is a cognitive behavioral therapist who has worked with a variety of client populations including: combat veterans, uniformed first responders, forensic populations, drug courts, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Levin specializes in providing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); in addition he has extensive experience in large scale program implementation and evaluation.