NOFSW will present the Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award to
Dana E. Prescott holds an MSW from Boston College and and a PhD from Simmons College in social work and has been licensed to practice law in federal and state courts in Maine and Massachusetts since 1983. He is a trial lawyer with extensive ADR experience and is a partner at Prescott, Jamieson, & Murphy, Law Group, LLC, Saco, Maine, a member of NOFSW, a Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and and has served on various boards and committees related to policy, court rules, training and education programs, and legislation. He is a rostered and active court-appointed guardian ad litem and currently serves as Chair of the Maine GAL Review Board. Mr. Prescott has published and presented extensively on court systems, forensic and expert roles, as well as ethics and evidence-informed practices for family lawyers, judges, social workers, guardians ad litems, and other professional groups. He serves as an adjunct faculty member in the MSW programs at Simmons College and Boston College teaching policy and advocacy courses..
The award will be presented at the NOFSW annual conference at 8:30 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the NOFSW. It is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the forensic social work profession, public welfare, and humankind.
The Honorable Sol Gothard has devoted his entire career to protecting the abused and to improving the legal system to which they are entrusted. For this and for his continued work with the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, he was honored at the 28th annual conference with the Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award from NOFSW and this award was made a permanent honor by NOFSW.