News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

June 22, 2011

York Technical College to Host Part 2 of the "Inside Criminal Minds" Series

ROCK HILLOn Friday, June 24, York Tech College will host “Inside Criminal Minds, Part 2.” This day-long training session at the Baxter Hood Center will focus on juvenile offenders. Topics will include the Juvenile Brain, Juveniles in Gangs, Kids Who Kill, Juveniles and Substance Use, Teen Dating Violence, Juvenile Sex Offenders, and more.

The media is invited.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The afternoon session will include a panel of juvenile offenders who are currently behind bars followed by a panel of legal experts discussing juvenile issues. Six continuing education units (CEUs) are available for a variety of fields including lawyers (including 1.5 ethics hours), victim advocates, counselors, and social workers.

Part 3 of the Inside Criminal Minds series focusing on domestic violence will be held on October 7.

For more information, contact Linda Bolick at (803) 981-7194 or Ben Motley can be reached at (803) 207-0558 or

About the Trainer
Ben Motley is a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor and a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. Prior to his work with Three Trees, Motley supervised court diversion programs and worked as a mental health therapist in residential treatment facilities and community mental health agencies. He is an active member of the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, has been awarded clinical membership in the internationally-recognized Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and is certified by the S.C. Department of Social Services to supervise and facilitate batterer treatment. Motley completed his masters in Multicultural Education, has done graduate work in clinical psychology and is now working on developing the Forensic Non-Violent Living (FNL) model, which emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices, accountability, and community teamwork in working with offenders.

York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730