Theodore E. Glackman, M.Ed.
Mr. Glackman rejoined the JJPI staff in November, 2000, having worked previously as the agency's first Director of Prison Services in 1986. He is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist specializing in adolescents, adults, and couples.
Thomas F. Haworth, Ph.D.
Director of the Child and Adolescent Program and Clinical Director, Adult Outpatient
Dr. Haworth oversees the evaluation and outpatient treatment of child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and their families. Additionally, Dr. Haworth is responsible for Child Forensic Services, which includes Child Custody Evaluations and Parent Fitness Evaluations at the Institute. Dr. Haworth is a licensed psychologist and a Pa. School Certified Psychologist. He is active in research in the area of sexual aggression in youth and is on the faculty of The University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University.
Jennifer N. Arrington
Prevention & Education Services Coordinator
Ms. Arrington is responsible for coordination and delivery of JJPI's community outreach education program focused on addressing the prevention of child sexual abuse. As an advocate, Ms. Arrington sits on the Sexual Assault Advisory Committee for the City of Philadelphia. Ms Arrington has a Bachelor of Science Degree, concentrating in public health from Temple University as well as a Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree, concentrating in community & behavioral health from Temple University.
JP West, MS, CFCC
Barry Zakireh, Ph.D.
Director of the Partial Hospital Program and Administrative Director, Adult Outpatient Program
Ms. West oversees JJPI’s Adult and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program. Prior to joining JJPI, Ms West was Director of Forensic Services at CareLink Community Support Services, where she started the STAR Program - a residential and day hospital program for adults who have mental health issues and who have been convicted of a sexual offense, or who have a history of deviate sexual behavior. The STAR program was the first program of its kind in the United States and Canada. Ms West has presented at numerous conferences and trainings throughout the United States and has been a member of the Sexual Offending Assessment Board (Megan’s Law) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her undergraduate degree is in Social Work and her graduate degree is in Criminal Justice.
Director of Forensic Evaluation Services
As the Director of the Forensic and Specialized Evaluation Services at the Joseph J. Peters Institute, Dr. Zakireh's duties consist of the supervision and provision of specialized and comprehensive psychological and psychosexual assessments. Dr. Zakireh has worked closely with defense attorneys as well as prosecutors or District Attorneys in assisting the determination of suitable dispositions for individuals at various stages of legal proceedings related to sexual crimes. He also works closely with DHS as well as private sources related to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in the context of custody and family risk assessment. Dr. Zakireh is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist in Pennsylvania. He is also a Clinical and Research Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA); a member of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Psychology-Law Society. He is also a Board Member in the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board in Pennsylvania; and a member of the Medical/Legal Advisory Board on Child Abuse, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General. He also has extensive experience in providing expert witness testimony for the courts in Pennsylvania and several other states. He has published scholarly and empirical studies in peer-reviewed journals with active research projects and clinical interests center on the development and assessment of sexual aggression; risk assessment procedures; treatment variables and outcomes, child pornography offenses; and general issues in forensic psychology.