Dr. Lipson is an internationally recognized expert in Forensic Psychology. He translates psychological research into actionable, evidence-based practices that significantly reduce violence in the communities he partners with.
Dr. Lipson has spent three decades tackling violence from all fronts in the prevention, intervention, and prosecution of violent crimes. He works with criminal and civil courts, the district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, schools, and in civil cases where there were claims of abuse by such individuals as the clergy, teachers, boy scouts, and medical professionals. As an expert witness, speaker, trainer and advisor, he has testified in court martials, regulatory hearings and submitted briefs, through counsel. to the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Lipson is also the founder of MRC (Making Right Choices) that offers training on ethical and boundary violations which lead to misconduct, and of the NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification), an academy for preventing and correcting misconduct.
Andrija Lopez has been a criminal prosecutor for 16 years. Since 2013, she has worked in the Ditrict Attorney's Juvenile division where she has become the in-house expert for threats of targeted violence on school grounds. Andrija has reviewed over 200 school threat cases. She has testified before the California State Senate and The California State Assembly to highlight the importance of amending current laws to address school violence threats, for which she was recognized by the San Diego County District Attorney's Association for her legislative efforts. In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Andrija brought together over 40 representatives from federal and state law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, educators, school administrators, and the San Diego County Office of Education to draft a countywide school safety protocol. Andrija subsequently co-authored the San Diego County School Threat Protocol which was released countywide at the first ever School Safety Summit in April 2018. Andrija created and chairs the School Threat Assessment Team ('STAT") which is a multi-disciplinary team of experts who map out how to intervene and assist at-risk juveniles. She was recently recognized by the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission for her outstanding commitment to youth in the juvenile justice system because of her preventative work on bullying, cyber bullying and school threat assessment.