Julie A. Kalina-Hammond, LISW-S

Research Associate
Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Julie A. Kalina-Hammond, LISW- S is a licensed independent social worker serving as a Research Associate at the Begun Center's Center for Evidence-Based Practices in the role of Clinical Trainer and Fidelity Specialist.

Julie served as the Director of Forensic Services at an Integrated Health Center and has been in her field of practice for twenty-four years. This position included serving as the Treatment Manager for Mental Health Court, which included oversight of an interdisciplinary team. In addition, Julie developed and provided oversight to mental health services and drug and alcohol services within a county adult detention facility, including implementing services for inmates experiencing withdrawal. She was also a CIT Coordinator and manager of a First Responder Wellness Program. She is one of the founders of Community Alliance of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Systems (CALMHS) Committee. She is a Certified Forensic Social Worker and Certified First Responder Counselor. Prior to her work in social work, Julie was a probation officer. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate level social work classes. 

Julie received the 2014 Woman of Achievement award from Lakeland Community College’s Women’s Center in. In 2007 she received the Ohio Forensic Leadership Award. In 2003 she received the NAMI Lake County Coordinator’s Leadership Award. Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University and a Master of Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Her interests are working with persons with mental illness involved in the Criminal Justice System, working with First Responders and general social work practice.