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Jerrod Brown, M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), lead developer and program director of an online graduate degree program in Forensic Mental Health from Concordia University (St. Paul, Minnesota), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is certified as a Youth Firesetter Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, and a Problem Gambling Treatment Provider. Jerrod is currently in the dissertation phase of his doctorate degree program in psychology.
Whether you are an established or first-time publisher, FST’s goal is to provide you with the personal attention and opportunity to make a significant contribution to the field of forensic mental health. Your submitted manuscript will be reviewed first by the associate editor team to determine if the submission meets the needs of FST. If accepted, it then will be sent out for a blind review to our peer review panel for its opinion. If the submission is deemed acceptable, FST may suggest modifications of the original manuscript or accept it as is. If you agree to make the revisions, FST will review your resubmitted changes to see if they meet the recommendations of the peer reviewers. If so, we will extend a contract to publish. Once FST has your signed contract, we can begin the processes of editing and formatting your manuscript for publication. Please know that the entire review process usually takes four months.
Forensic Scholars Today (FST) is the official quarterly newsletter publication of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) in partnership with Concordia University, St. Paul. The goal of FST is to provide our readership with high-quality, practitioner- and professional-based publications on an array of forensic mental health-related topics.
Concordia University, St. Paul was founded in 1893 as a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education to prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We have remained focused on that mission for over 100 years. Our student-centered approach to learning helps foster a caring, supportive and energetic environment that makes Concordia University, St. Paul a school that stands out for its character, values and academic strength.
The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) is a professional organization dedicated to uniting the clinical, forensic, and medical communities through higher education and enhanced standardized training throughout the forensic systems. AIAFS is a leader in building relationships within the forensic community, locally and nationally. Through these explicit relationships, AIAFS offers personalized and integrated education within the context of a global perspective.
Forensic Scholars Today is reviewed by a panel of more than 40 forensic experts. Read the biographies of our peer review panel here.
Whether you are an established or first-time publisher, FST’s goal is to provide you with the personal attention and opportunity to make a significant contribution to the field of forensic mental health. Click here to submit your manuscript for review.