Exclusive Executive Bulletins

Actionable one-page summaries of all violence, sex offender, recidivism, self-harm, and suicide studies published each month in over 100 peer-reviewed journals.

Over 20 hours of Continuing Education Credit for Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, and Counselors

Save Over 400 Hours and $6,000 Each Year

Increase the Reliability and Accuracy of Your Risk Assessments

Who We Are

The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC (GIFR) specializes in providing cutting-edge research, training, and software solutions to mental health, correctional, and legal professionals working in both general care and forensic settings around the world. Dedicated to innovation, simplicity, and customer service, our team of international experts develops services and programming to promote evidence-based best practices and improve both compliance and outcomes in assessment, treatment, and monitoring.

Join Our E-Mail List


State of New York - Office of Mental Health
Nevada Department of Corrections
Oregon Department of Human Services
NY Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
Arizona Dept. of Corrections
Virginia Department of Corrections
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Tennessee Department of Health
New Jersey DHS

And Many More!

Our Team

Jay P. Singh, PhD, PhD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Singh is an internationally-recognized researcher, author, public speaker, and educator in the field of forensic mental health. Having published over 70 journal articles, books, and chapters on research conducted in over 50 countries, Dr. Singh has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Singh is Professor of Epidemiology & Violence Risk Assessment at Molde University College in Norway.

Leslie-Maaike Helmus, PhD

Director of Research

Dr. Helmus is a thought leader in the area of risk assessment tool development and evaluation. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from Carleton University in Canada, where she was involved in the development of the Static-99R, STABLE-2007, ACUTE-2007, Static-2002R, BARR-2002R, and RAST. Winner of the prestigious Governor General’s Gold Medal for her work in risk assessment, Dr. Helmus has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from organizations including the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

David Prescott, LICSW

CE Training Consultant

Mr. Prescott is Director of Professional Development and Quality Improvement for the Becket Family of Services in New England. ATSA Past President, Mr. Prescott is a recipient of the Bright Lights Award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. He has over 30 years of experience in assessing, managing, and monitoring both the perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse. He is the author of over 10 books and 50 articles and book chapters.

Robert D. Hare, PhD

Robert D. Hare, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Hare is the developer of the PCL-R and co-developer of the PCL:SV. President of Darkstone Research Group Ltd., he has taught and conducted research on the nature, assessment, and clinical implications of psychopathy at the University of British Columbia for more than 40 years. Winner of numerous prestigious awards for his seminal contributions, Professor Hare serves as a consultant for the FBI and RCMP.

J. Reid Meloy, PhD

J. Reid Meloy, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Meloy is a Darkstone-certified trainer on the PCL instruments and a board-certified forensic psychologist in California. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Author or editor of numerous papers and eleven books, Dr. Meloy is a consultant to the Behavioral Analysis Units of the FBI, Quantico.

Vernon L. Quinsey

Vernon L. Quinsey

CE Training Consultant

Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD is a co-author of the VRAG-R. He was the founding Director of the Research Department at the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Biology, and Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston. Vern has over 200 publications and has received a number of awards for his research, including the Donald Hebb Award from the Canadian Psychological Association for contributions to psychology as a science.

Raymond Knight, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Knight is the Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University. ATSA Past President, Dr. Knight has conducted seminal research on the etiology and life course of sexually coercive behavior, the typological differentiation among sexual abusers, and the assessment of dynamic treatment targets. A leading authority on the prediction of both aggressive and adaptive outcomes, he is the author of over 135 articles and chapters.

Erik Fox, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Fox is a licensed forensic psychologist and attorney in California with over 20 years of clinical experience. Current ATSA Head of Education and Training, Dr. Fox is committed to promoting high-quality Continuing Education resources for association members. In addition to being Clinical Director of the California Department of State Hospitals Forensic Services Division, he regularly conducts sexually violent predator evaluations and testifies as an expert witness. He is also an experienced eLearning faculty member for the University of Phoenix.

James Worling

James Worling, PhD, CPsych

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Worling is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked extensively with adolescents who sexually offend, and their families since 1988. Developer of the Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR), Dr. Worling is a leading authority on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of adolescent sexual aggression. He serves on the Editorial Boards for Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment and Child Abuse & Neglect.

Phil Rich, EdD, LICSW

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Rich is author of the J-RAT and has practiced as a clinical social worker for over 30 years, including as program director of five treatment programs working extensively with troubled adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient settings. He gives presentations and trainings both nationally and internationally, and is currently in private practice as a consultant, specializing in work with juvenile sexual offenders.

Corrine deRuiter

Corine de Ruiter, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. de Ruiter is Professor of Forensic Psychology at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. Co-developer of the Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for Violence (SAPROF), she has published extensively on the relationship between mental illness and violence, the prevention of antisocial behavior in youth, and violence risk assessment. She has served as the President of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services and Associate Editor of its journal, The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson, PhD, ABPP

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Wilson is a researcher, educator, and board certified clinical psychologist who has worked with sexual offenders in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 30 years, Dr. Wilson has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, and other monographs on the diagnosis and treatment of social and sexual psychopathology. Past President of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Dr. Wilson routinely serves as an expert witness regarding community risk management.

Doug Epperson

Doug Epperson, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Epperson is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University and former director of the counseling psychology program at Iowa State University. Co-developer of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (JSORRAT-II) and the Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool-Revised (MnSOST-R), Dr. Epperson has published numerous articles and book chapters on the assessment and management of both adult and juvenile sexual offenders.

Patrick Bartel, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Bartel is a Senior Psychologist at Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services of British Columbia where he conducts court-ordered assessments with adolescent offenders and is responsible for clinical supervision and program development. Dr. Bartel is an expert on the assessment and management of risk for violence and sexual violence with children and adolescents. He is actively involved in applied clinical research, presents at international conferences, and trains both mental health and correctional professionals.

Michael L. Perlin, JD

CE Training Consultant

Michael L. Perlin, JD is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center. Author of over 30 books and 300 articles, Professor Perlin has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and Law’s Manfred Guttmacher Award.

Sheena Gill, JD

Legal Counsel

Ms. Gill is General Counsel and Director of Contracts for C2 Technologies, Inc., a nationally-recognized leader in performance improvement with core practice areas in Education, e-Learning/ Training, Strategic Human Capital Management, Mission-Critical Support Services, Information Technology, and Strategic Communications and Marketing. Her expertise provided through Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group is in the areas of contracts, corporate law, litigation, management and business development.

Ralph Fretz, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Fretz is the award-winning Director of Assessment and Research at Community Education Centers. A graduate of Columbia University and Seton Hall School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Fretz has worked with a variety of populations, including juvenile and adult offenders, sexual offenders, and psychiatric inpatients. Dr. Fretz’s work has been published in a number of leading corrections journals, and he has co-authored the manual for the COMPAS, a nationally-used risk assessment tool in the United States.

Mike Darne

Michael Darne, MBA

Director of Marketing

Over his 20-year career, Mike has served as a marketing executive for Sallie Mae, Capital One, Marriott International and early stage growth companies. At each organization, he has been fortunate to lead transformative growth initiatives. Mike earned a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.


American Association of Suicidology
Specialized Training Services
Ace George Mason


“To colleagues interested in forensic mental health: After carefully reading the Executive Bulletin and considering the materials therein, I am convinced that this is a useful and high-quality service. Study summaries are well-written and invaluable for those who wish to keep up-to-date on relevant research on the issue of risk assessment. The training videos and exclusive interviews are also very clear for those whose first language is not English and provide useful information on topics relevant to forensic assessment. Congratulations to Dr. Singh and his team for the initiative to develop this product that will surely be welcomed by the professional community.”

Dr. Jorge FolinoProfessor of Psychiatry, National University of La Plata

“I think the Executive Bulletin is amazing. It makes my life much easier and my work more effective, as it helps researchers such as [myself] stay abreast of the latest developments in risk assessment. The Bulletin definitely saves me a lot of time and money, as well. And the level of expertise of the [GIFR team], which produces the service, is very high, making me certain that universities and research groups will quickly subscribe.”

Dr. Veronica Godoy-CerveraDepartment of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

“Dr. Singh is outstanding in his ability to be driven yet remain so relatable. He consistently engages entire lecture halls with his charming demeanor and wit and treats each presentation as though it is his final performance. It takes no more than five minutes for Dr. Singh’s audience to realize they are listening to a man who has a complete mastery of his subject. It takes no more than ten for them to realize that they will never be as interested in psychology as when Dr. Singh is the one to present it.”

Mr. Matthew MiddletonNorthwestern University
United States of America
© Copyright 2014-2016 Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC. All Rights Reserved