Kirby Trask, MA
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology
location: - Carpenter Hall
phone: 585.594.6081
fax:
email: trask_kirby@roberts.edu

Education

1991-1993     Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia

                    Master of Arts in Public Policy with an emphasis in Criminal Justice

1985-1987     Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York

                    Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Criminal Justice

Bio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2013-present
 
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
 
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
 
2004-Present

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Courses Taught:

Crime Victims

Juvenile Delinquency

Criminology

Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Correctional Services

Intro to Criminal Justice

1993-2004

Genesee County Sheriff’s Department:  Genesee Justice Programs

Batavia, New York

Acting Director

Duties:

Oversaw the daily operation of seven programs that fell under Genesee Justice.

Interviewed, assessed, designed offender specific programs, wrote reports and supervised misdemeanor and felony juveniles and adults.

Provided intensive assistance to victims of violent crime.

Prepared for and mediated victim/offender reconciliation meetings and arranged restitution settlements.

Recruited volunteers within the community to work with victims and offenders.

Presented the Genesee Justice Programs and Restorative Justice principles to interested jurisdictions, institutions and agencies.

Grant writing.

1995-1997

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Courses Taught:

Correctional Services

Criminal Law & Procedure

Topics in Criminal Justice (Restorative Justice)

1984-2004
United States Army Reserve, Retired (Captain)
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Kirby Trask is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology.  His teaching areas of expertise include Restorative Justice, Crime Victims, Juveniles, and Corrections.  Prior to teaching, Professor Trask served eleven years with the Genesee Justice Programs, a branch of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department in Batavia, New York.  Genesee Justice is one of a few governmental agencies in the United States doing applied restorative justice work within a criminal justice system.  Professor Trask is a board member for the Finger Lakes Restorative Justice Center based in Henrietta, New York and an advisory board member for Employment, Consulting and Referral Advisors in Albion, New York.  He also serves as an advisory board member for Project C.O.P.E. (Children of Prisoners Embraced), which is located in Rochester, New York.  He has given numerous lectures on infusing the restorative justice philosophy into the traditional criminal justice system.  Professor Trask holds an MA in Public Policy with an emphasis in criminal justice from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He is a retired officer of the United States Army.  He has been married 18 years to his beautiful bride, Sheryl, and has two children, Kirby, Jr. and Tucker.  When not teaching he enjoys time with family and exploring God’s magnificent outdoor playground, mother earth.