Nancy Tavares

Nancy Tavares has been at Northeastern University since 2001 as a co-op advisor/faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice.   For the past year, she has also taken on the Human Services department in the same capacity; i.e., advising students on co op opportunities, teaching the co op prep course, maintaining contact with employers and alums and setting up new co op positions for both departments.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, she worked in various non-profit  and child welfare agencies including The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston Children’s Services, Coastal Community Counseling Center, Roxbury Comprehensive Services and Brockton Multi Services.   Nancy was a caseworker, therapist and director of family support programs.  She has served on many committees including the Diversity committee at Northeastern in which she was a trainer for faculty and staff.

BS, Liberal Studies, Boston University
MSW, Boston University

Workshops and panels on various topics including innovative approaches to help families with cognitive limitations improve parenting skills; living situations for parents with cognitive limitations; supporting families with HIV;  parenting partnerships; the right to parent; de-escalation techniques; defusing workplace violence

Presentations at Lynn Classical High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin on careers in Criminal Justice


  • Diversity Committee-Northeastern University and The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Gay/Lesbian/Straight Committee
  • Brockton Area AIDS Consortium
  • Secretary of Association of MA Parent Aide Programs
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Undergraduate Committee
  • Several search committees at Northeastern University
  • Contact

    For information about the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University:

    Call (617) 373-3327