Dr. Madelon Visintainer Baranoski graduated from the University of Maryland and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing in 1969 and served as an Army nurse until 1972. She served in Vietnam from March 1970 through March 1971 and at Fort Lewis, Madigan and at Fort Belvoir. In 1982, she obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Associate Professor in Law and Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine where she is Director of the New Haven Diversion Program and Assistant Director of the New Haven Office of Court Evaluations. She established and now directs the New Haven Jail Diversion Program and developed the Community Forensic Services at the Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven. Baranoski is faculty for the Police Crisis Intervention Teams for police departments in Connecticut and has worked with prisoner re-entry programming for the Department of Correction. Her current research is in risk assessment and management strategies for persons with psychiatric disorders who have histories of violent and sex offenses. Her publications and presentations have been in the areas of jail diversion, trauma research, and risk assessment and management. Since 2010, she has been the Vice Chair of the Yale University Human Investigation Committee.