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VACHSS, ANDREW HENRY, lawyer, author, juvenile justice and child abuse consultant; b. N.Y.C., Oct. 19, 1942; s. Bernard and Geraldine (Mattus) V. BA, Case Western Res. U., 1965; JD magna cum laude, New Engl. Sch. Law, 1975. Bar: N.Y. 1976, U.S. Dist. Ct. (so. and ea. dists.) N.Y. 1976. Program rep. USPHS, Ohio, 1965-66; unit supr N.Y.C. Dept. Social Svcs., 1966-69; urban coord. Community Develop. Found., Norwalk, Conn., 1969-70; dir. Uptown Community Orgn., Chgo., 1970-71; dep. dir. Medfield (Mass.)-Norfolk Prison Project, 1971-72; dir. intensive treatment unit ANDROS II, Roslindale, Mass., 1972-73; project dir. Mass. Dept. Youth Svcs., Boston, 1972-73; dir. Juvenile Justice Planning Project, N.Y.C., 1975-85; pvt. practice N.Y.C., 1976—; Organizer, coord. Calumet (Ind.) Community Congress, 1970; bd. dirs. Libra Inc., Cambridge, Mass., Advocacy Assocs., N.Y. and N.J.; adj. prof. Coll. New Resources, N.Y.C., 1980-81; lectr. trainer, speaker to numerous orgns.; cons. on juvenile justice and child abuse to numerous orgns., 1971—. Author: The Life-Style Violent Juvenile: The Secure Treatment Approach, 1979, (novels) Flood, 1985, Strega, 1987, Blue Belle, 1988, Hard Candy, 1989, Blossom, 1990, Sacrifice, 1991, Shella, 1993, Another Chance To Get It Right, 1995, 2003, Down in the Zero, 1994, Footsteps of the Hawk, 1995, Batman: The Ultimate Evil, 1995, False Allegations, 1996, Safe House, 1998, Choice of Evil, 1999, Dead and Gone, 2000, Pain Management, 2001, Only Child, 2002, The Getaway Man, 2003, Down Here, 2004, Two Trains Running, 2005, Mask Market, 2006, Terminal, 2007, Another Life, 2008, Haiku, 2009, The Weight, 2010, That's How I Roll, 2012, Blackjack, 2012, Shaolin Cowboy: The Way of No Way!, 2012, A Bomb Built in Hell, 2012, Aftershock, 2013, Shockwave, 2014, Urban Renewal, 2014, SignWave, 2015, Drawing Dead, 2016, (graphic novels) Hard Looks, 2002, 2012, Harder Looks, 2012, (audiobook) Proving It, 2001, (short stories) Born Bad, 1994, Everybody Pays, 1999; editor-in-chief: New Eng. Law Rev., 1974-75; contbg. editor Parade; Founding mem., Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection; Bd. of counselors, Childtrauma Acad., Baylor Coll. of Medicine; bd. mem. expert adv. panel on catastrophic child abuse N.Y. State Office of Mental Health. Recipient Grand Prix de Lit. Policiére, 1988, Falcon award Maltese Falcon Soc. Japan, 1988, Deutsche Krimi Preis, Die Jury des Bochumer Krimi Archivs, 1989, Raymond Chandler award Giurìa a Noir Festival, 2000; 1st Annual Harvey R. Houck Award (Justice for Children) for Child Advocacy, 2003; 1st Annual Illuminations award St. Vincent's Ctrs. Nat. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, 2003; Indsl. Area Found. Tng. Inst. fellow, 1970-71, John Hay Whitney Found. fellow, 1976-77. Mem. PEN, Writers Guild of Am. Office: 49 W. 37th Street - FL9, New York NY 10018-6257 OFFICE PHONE: 917-806-2170. Website:


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