Joe Markiewicz, B.A., is a Senior Research Associate and Co-Project Director for Positive Youth Development at the Center for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He has been involved in the juvenile justice field for more than seventeen years, as a juvenile probation officer (Erie County), counselor (Erie Schools Alternative Education Program), program director (Delinquency Prevention Program), child development program supervisor (Millcreek School District), TSS worker, family development specialist (Erie Family Center), social skills instructor, and behavioral therapist for the Anger Control Training program at Perseus House, Inc. Markiewicz served as the regional strategic consultant for the Communities That Care (CTC) initiative for eighteen counties in northwestern Pennsylvania from 2001-2007. He is the Chairman for the Erie County Policy & Planning Board, Chair of the Community Planning Subcommittee for Erie County and Chair of the Erie County Truancy Prevention Task Force. He also serves in an advisory role for the Erie County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, the General McLane School District's Safe Schools Committee, state trainer for the Northwest Intermediate Unit #7 and Regional Group Facilitator for the Systems of Care Initiative for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office for Children and Families. Joe is also the Senior Consultant for Markiewicz Consulting, a private consulting firm that specializes in youth leadership training, community planning and board training.
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