Biography of Marty Beyer, Ph.D.

Marty Beyer is a child welfare and juvenile justice consultant with a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from Yale University.

Marty assisted Alabama and Oregon with strengths/needs-based child welfare practice, worked with ACS in New York City to implement visit coaching, serves on the Katie A. Panel in Los Angeles and is assisting communities in several states implement visit coaching.

Marty is a U.S. Justice Department monitor in New York state juvenile facilities. She was LGBT consultant to the Hawaii Office of Youth Services and an expert in Rosie D. (a Massachusetts class action on behalf of Medicaid-eligible children). She supported the implementation of strengths/needs-based practices with delinquent youth in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.

Marty provides developmental assessments for juvenile waiver/transfer hearings, sentencing for juveniles in adult court, and dispositional planning in juvenile court.

Marty offers training and consultation on juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental health services for children and families.

Marty’s child welfare publications include "Too Little, Too Late: Designing Family Support to Succeed,” “Developmentally-Sound Practice in Family and Juvenile Court,” “Visit Coaching: Building on Family Strengths to Meet Children’s Needs” and a chapter in Children of Incarcerated Parents: Developmental and Clinical Issues (Yvette R. Harris, James A. Graham, and Gloria Oliver Carpenter, eds.).

Marty’s juvenile justice publications include "Juvenile Boot Camps Don't Make Sense," “Experts for Juveniles at Risk of Adult Sentences,” "Delinquent Girls: A Developmental Perspective," "What's Behind Behavior Matters,” "Punishing Children for their Disabilities," "Fifty Delinquents in Juvenile and Adult Court," “Developmentally-Sound Practice in Family and Juvenile Court” and a chapter in Promoting Health and Well Being in the Juvenile Justice System (Francine Sherman and Francine Jacobs, Eds.).


  Publications by Marty Beyer, Ph.D.

"Lifelines to Biological Parents: Their Effect on Termination of Parental Rights and Permanence," co-authored with Wallace Mlyniec, Esq.  Family Law Quarterly, XX, 2, Summer 1986.

"Juvenile Detention to 'Protect' Children from Neglect," D.C. Law Review,Vol. 3, 1995.

"Juvenile Boot Camps Don't Make Sense," Criminal Justice, Vol. 10, 4, 1996.

“Too Little, Too Late: Designing Family Support to Succeed,”  Review of Law and Social Change, XXII, 2, 1996.

"One Child and Family at a Time: Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting," Caring, 1996.

“Experts for Juveniles at Risk of Adult Sentences,”  More Than Meets the Eye, American Bar Association, 1997.

“Strengths/Needs-Based Child Welfare Practice,”  The Prevention Report, Fall, 1997.

Strengths/Needs-Based Service Manual. National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, 1999.

"Recognizing the Child in the Delinquent," Kentucky Children's Rights Journal, Summer, 1999.

“Visitation as a Powerful Child Welfare Service,”  The Prevention Report, Spring, 1999.

"Immaturity, Culpability and Competency in Juveniles," Criminal Justice, Vol. 15, 2, Summer, 2000.

"Delinquent Girls: A Developmental Perspective," Kentucky Children's Rights Journal, Spring, 2001.

Justice By Gender (one of many contributors), American Bar Association and National Bar Association, 2001.

"What's Behind Behavior Matters: The Effects of Disabilities, Trauma and Immaturity on Juvenile Intent and Ability to Assist Counsel," Guild Practitioner, 58:2, Spring, 2001.

"Punishing Children for their Disabilities," Children's Legal Rights Journal. Fall, 2001.

Best Practices in Juvenile Accountability.  OJJDP Bulletin, U.S. Department of Justice, April, 2003.

"A Better Way to Spend $500,000: How the Juvenile Justice System Fails Girls." Co-authored with Gillian Blair, Sarah Katz, Sandra Simkins and Annie Steinberg. Wisconsin Women's  Law Journal, XVIII, 1, Spring, 2003.

“Health Services for Youth in Juvenile Justice Programs,” co-authored with Michael Cohen, M.D. and Larry Burd, Ph.D. in Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine, Michael Puisis, ed. Mosby: Philadelphia, 2006.

"Fifty Delinquents in Juvenile and Adult Court." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(2), Apr 2006, 206-214. 

"Developmentally-Sound Practice in Family and Juvenile Court," Nevada Law Journal, 6 (3), Spring 2006, 1215-1231. 

Non-Discriminatory, Developmentally-Sound Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth. Sample Policy for Facilities. 2007. 

"Visit Coaching: Building on Family Strengths to Meet Children’s Needs," Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 59, 1, 2008, 47-60. 

"Exploring Options for Better Visiting," Meghan Williams with Marty Beyer. Children’s Voice, Child Welfare League of America, Jan/Feb

“ Visit Coaching with Children and their Incarcerated Parents” (coauthored with Randi Blumenthal-Guigui and Tanya Krupat, LMSW, MPH), in Children of Incarcerated Parents: Developmental and Clinical Issues (Yvette R. Harris, James A. Graham, & Gloria Oliver Carpenter, Eds.), 2010. [view PDF]

“A Developmental View of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System” in Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice (Francine Sherman & Francine Jacobs, Eds.), Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. [view PDF]

“The Harmful Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities” (coauthored with Sandra Simkins and Lisa Geis), Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, 38, 2012, 241-287.