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Gail Sullivan, M.A. - Gail is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago holding an undergraduate degree in Sociology. In 1986, she was awarded a Masters of Arts degree from DePaul University of Chicago in Human Services. She has worked in the field of social services in various capacities for more than two decades. Gail has testified as an expert witness for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in both the Juvenile and Criminal Courts in the area of sexual abuse of children. She has served on the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Task Force on the Mass Molestation of Children and currently has been appointed to the Cook County Child Death Review Team.

Patricia Binfa, JD - Ms. Binfa graduated from University of Illinois (BA) and received her law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She has worked in the field of higher education administration for the past two decade. As such, she has advocated for the advancement of education for law enforcement and first responders.

She has held the position of Assistant Dean of Education at Westwood College. During her tenure she developed curriculum for the School of Justice and served as the chairperson of a national committee to advance higher education and law enforcement. She supervised a professional faculty of fifty plus college professors. She developed an advisory board of community professionals and academic professionals to enhance the employment of graduates.

She is currently a tenured professor at Joliet Community College in the school of Health and Human Services. Ms. Binfa specializes in law enforcement education. She developed the paralegal curriculum for the Joliet College community. She served as the faculty advisor for the law enforcement student association; sponsoring such events as St. Baldricks and the Law Enforcement Olympics. She is the representative on campus to encourage departments to develop law enforcement curriculum for Joliet Community College.
June 14, 2021 - June 18, 2021: 0830 - 1630

This 40-hour course is designed for any law enforcement officer or school administrator working in an educational environment. Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer…