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Prof. Daniel Pollack


Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

BA, Oberlin College
JD, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
MSW, Case Western Reserve University

Serving plaintiffs and defendants, Professor Pollack has been an expert witness for lawyers in more than 30 states. He has also provided litigation support and been a consultant to many attorneys. Since 1980, Professor Pollack has held executive, management, and policy-making positions in social welfare agencies in Maryland and Ohio, including deputy executive director for Maryland's Social Services Administration and principal advisor for health and human services to Ohio's governor. His experience includes liability of agencies and workers in child protection and foster care, licensing of public and private facilities, record management, confidentiality, corrections, policing, and ethics.

Professor Pollack's research interests include law, ethics, and liability; adoption, foster care, child abuse and neglect; wrongful death of children in foster care and residential care; risk management; record keeping; licensing and accreditation; domestic violence, and international social work. Professor Pollack is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Attorneys. He is also a Commissioner of Game Over: Commission to Protect Youth Athletes ("Larry Nassar Commission.")

Find Daniel Pollack’s publications on YAIR: Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository


Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room# 911D


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Fall 2021
Social Welfare & Social Change