Janice Harris Lord


Janice Harris Lord, LCSW-ACSW, LPC

In 2008 she co-founded Trauma Support Services of North Texas, who serve victims of violent crime 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.

She later 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”.

She 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.

Janice began her career with victim services working with child neglect survivors at a children’s hospital and concurrently served women in domestic violence circumstances.

Since 1997, she has been in private practice and consulted on numerous projects for Office for Victims of Crime and other national and state agencies.

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.