Law & Social Work Service Program ManagerPhone: (410) 706-7356
BA, 1993, Johns Hopkins University
MSW, 1999, University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work
Rebecca Bowman-Rivas is a clinical and forensic social worker who began her career in human services working in Baltimore with homeless adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. After completing clinical training at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital and the Patuxent Institution, she worked in the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender, doing mitigation work and alternative sentencing/treatment planning with felony defendants, including those with capital charges. She has been the Social Work Supervisor at the UMB Clinical Law Office since August, 2002.
Her areas of specialization include forensic mental health and capital mitigation. She has presented at several conferences and trainings focusing on work with individuals in the criminal justice system.
Michael Milleman and Rebecca Bowman-Rivas of the School of Law were quoted in the article "From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed" on National Public Radio and Capital Public Radio