Jesse Near

Born in Ontario, I completed my BA in Psychology in 2003 followed by my BSW in 2006, at the University of Waterloo. From 2006 until present I have been working for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) in a secure custody facility for male youths. In October 2014, I graduated from the MSW program at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and completed my thesis titled: “Youth Recidivism: A Qualitative Study of Risk and Resilience”.