Caroline Harmon-Darrow

HarmonCaroline Harmon-Darrow
charmon@ssw.umaryland.edu

Previous Education
Masters of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare & English, University of California, Berkeley

Caroline Harmon-Darrow, MSW, is a PhD Candidate in the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work PhD program, where she also earned her MSW in 2002, following a BA from UC Berkeley.  She is the former Executive Director of Community Mediation Program and Development Director for Community Mediation Maryland. In 5 years with Community Mediation Program, she shepherded significant organizational growth while managing all aspects of a growing non-profit organization, including fundraising, financial management, personnel management, program development and external relations. She led a group of 22 families as founding President of Creative City Public Charter School, a place-based, arts-integrated, elementary school in the southern Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore City, including raising nearly $1M in grants and loans for the launch. She is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative, where she co-trains Child Welfare workers in Engaging Victims of Child Sex Trafficking. She was the 2004 winner of the Weinberg Foundation’s Achievements in Management Excellence Award, and a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership’s 2006 class.  Caroline is a volunteer community mediator of 21 years, and trains, coaches, and certifies others mediators around the state.  Her dissertation topic is "Comparing the impact of community-based mediation vs. prosecution on violence reduction among non-intimate adults." She teaches Social Policy at the MSW and BSW levels and Social Work Practice with Communities and Groups in the MSW program, and assists in the UMB Carey Law Mediation Clinic. She met her wife on the first day of school in UMB's MSW program in 2000, and they are the proud moms of Jacob & Gracie.