Richard Smith is a scholar/change agent with a decade of experience developing and implementing community-based programs for disadvantaged populations. He has developed reentry programs for returning citizens at both the Center for Law and Justice and Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) in Albany, New York. Richard has worked with high risk youth as both a case manager and program director in New York’s Capital District and the City of Boston.
Richard has taught criminal justice and history courses as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Empire State College and Sage College and has lectured at numerous colleges and universities on issues such as racism, mass incarceration, and urban education. He is presently a doctoral candidate at SUNY Albany’s School of Social Welfare. His research focus is male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and healing wounded healers. Richard is currently the Director of Liberty Partnerships Program, a college access program that serves over 300 students and families in the city of Albany. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University at Albany in Africana Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in Sociology. He is the proud father of two sons, Kaden (3 years.) and Kaleb (4 years).