Janice Harris Lord, LCSW-ACSW, LPC

After beginning her career serving abused and neglected children, Janice became National Director of Victim Services for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 1982, a position she held until 1997. In 1993, she received a U.S. Presidential Award for “Outstanding Service on Behalf of Victims of Crime.”

For the next ten years, Janice engaged in private practice with trauma survivors of all types, but specialized in homicides and other tragic deaths. She also consulted on numerous projects for Office for Victims of Crime in the U.S. Department of Justice and other national and state agencies.

In 2008, Janice co-founded Trauma Support Services of North Texas, a non-profit trauma therapy organization that serves victims of violent crime who are without insurance or other ability to pay.

That same year, she was appointed to the 9-member board of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where she chaired the Victims Committee for six years.

Janice is the author of No Time for Goodbyes:  Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death, now in its 7th edition, and co-author of two additional books, Spiritually-Sensitive Caregiving and I’ll Never Forget Those Words:  A Practical Guide to Death Notification.

In addition to trauma therapy, her interests include resilience in clients and caregivers, ethics in victim services, trauma-related bereavement, and the role of spirituality in human services.