MA Social Work 1983, FH Bielefeld/MA Business Administration 2004, VWA OWL/ MA Criminology 2007, University of Hamburg, Germany, followed by additional law studies., Founding member, International Committee, National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, Reno, NV (USA)
Profound practical experience in Child Welfare, Family Court, Guardianship Court and Juvenile Justice Matters, including Juvenile Probation. Works international since 1995, established the international school program with the Glen Mills Schools, USA, leading to monthly visits to the US for 22 years. Wide range of international research and practice contacts regarding evidence based programming, designed vocational integration and wrap around programs and coachings for troubled youth and children in need. Conceptualiziation and organisation of many socio-cultural projects with international artists. Many international representations, General Committee Member for the US, International Association of Youth and Family Court Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM), active member of the America Center Hamburg and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA. Developed the concept of transatlantic dialoge between the US and Europe, resulting in many international field trips and the foundation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Forum 2014, since then regular part of the annual German Prevention Conferences. Published various articles about Juvenile and Child Friendly Justice from an international perspective.