Edwin A. Risler

Professor Emeritus

Edwin A. Risler
Edwin A. Risler

Professor Emeritus

Ed Risler has over twenty years of practice experience in juvenile justice and work with families and troubled youth. Risler maintains his license as a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist and serves on a variety of state and professional boards. He served for more than a decade on the board of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, during which period school programs for incarcerated youth were accredited for the first time by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Correctional Education Association (CEA).

While his research interests include poverty and international social work, Risler also consults with a number of human service organizations on program and practice evaluation in Haiti, Hong Kong, and Canada.

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  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • MSW, University of Georgia
  • BSW, University of Georgia
Research Interests
  • Juvenile justice
  • Poverty
  • Social welfare
  • Social work practice
  • International social work
Teaching Specialties
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Social work and law assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Measurement practice with communities and organizations
  • Social policy
  • Cultural diversity assessment

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