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University of Georgia
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Leon Banks

BSW Program Director
MSW Admissions Director

Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of Georgia
MSW, Savannah State University
B.S., Psychology, Howard University

Leon Banks provides overall supervision of the BSW program and the MSW admissions department. He also teaches, assists with practica placements and provides liaison services to students in field practicums. From 2009 - 2011, he served as a temporary assistant professor and part-time instructor.

Leon Banks’ social work practice experience includes 12 years as a clinical case manager for the Families First Child Access and Visitation Program, Atlanta, Georgia, and six years as co-owner of Equilibrium, a firm that offers social services.

Selected Publications

Briggs, H.E., Banks, L., & Briggs, A.C. (2014). Increasing knowledge and mental health service use among African Americans through evidence-based practice and cultural injection vector engagement practice approaches. Best Practices in Mental Health, Volume 10, Number 2, October 2014, pp. 1-14 (14)

Banks, L., Hatcher, S., & Risler E.A. (2009) The Disproportionate Legislative Waiver of Minority Youth
Into the Criminal Justice System. In T. Maschi, C. Bradley, & K. Ward (Eds).
Forensic Social Work:
Psychological and Legal Issues In Diverse Settings
(pp 289-298). New York, New York: Springer