Sandra Bankston, MSW, LCSW
Graduate of Lake Forest College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and in Sociology/Anthropology. Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago Sandra Bankston works in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, serving in dual roles as a therapist as well as justice manager for a police deflection program. She has twenty-eight years of experience in the field of social work, with twenty-six involving working with victims of crime. She has extensive background in child maltreatment. Prior to her employment with the State’s Attorney’s Office, she worked as a therapist and case manager for children who were wards of the State through the Department of Children and Family Services. She has been an adjunct faculty member of Dominican University’s graduate school of social work since 2010. She has taught courses in the research sequences as well as courses which focus on victimology, trauma and violence, community practice, and social welfare policy.