About the Mediator

Barbara Benoliel, Ph.D., has extensive knowledge in presenting the environmental social psychological, medical, and economic factors that influence behavior, and the skills and ability to thoroughly investigate an individual’s family and social background, including locating individuals with relevant information and gaining access to relevant records. She is expert in interviewing and preparing reports for trial use and an individual’s social history complete with references to specific interviews and research. She has a strong knowledge of the criminal justice system.
Barbara Benoliel Ph.D.
Mitigation Specialist and Sentencing Advocate
Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Walden University
Organizational Behavior, University of Tel Aviv
Honours Degree in Psychology, University of Toronto
Certified Addiction Counselor, Ontario Canada
Certified EEOC Mediators

Barbara Benoliel, Ph.D., President
Barbara Benoliel
Ph.D. Criminal Justice
President, Preferred Solutions
Member Ontario Superior Court Civil Justice Mediation Roster
Member ADR Institute of Ontario, Canada
Member ADR Institute of Canada
Past President ADR Institute of Ontario
Associate Member of Ontario Bar Association ADR Section
Member, NLADA: National Legal Aid & Defender Association, USA
Member, NASAMS: National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists, USA
Mitigation Specialist 1 Institute, Baltimore
Course Developer and Leader Atkinson College, York University ADR Certificate Program
Course Leader, Schulich School of Business, York University
Course Developer and Leader, Victim/Offender Conferencing Facilitation,
PACT Youth Crime Reduction, Toronto Canada
Trainer in Victim/Offender Circle Conference Facilitation for various Youth Justice Committees
in Ontario