Katherine Oleksiak, MSW
Kate Oleksiak comes to the Center for Urban Studies with extensive experience in the fields of social work and criminal justice. Kate has seen the challenges that crime victims face when seeking justice, particularly through her work as a Social Service Specialist with the Domestic Violence and PPO Victim Advocacy Program through the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. Ms. Oleksiak not only provided direct support helping petitioners navigate court processes; she often acted as the survivor’s liaison by advocating on behalf of the survivor within the court and offering empathetic support throughout the engagement. Ms. Oleksiak's trauma-informed skills are greatly attributed to her work as a home-based clinician. She provided treatment to families with children with severe emotional disturbances. In addition, Ms. Oleksiak was the Project Coordinator for Starfish Family Services Integrative Health Program and a Clinical Therapist at Beaumont Health Adolescent School Based Clinics for the Romulus and Westwood School District.
Ms. Oleksiak has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University and a Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University.