University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jewell Benford, LCSW-C, is the Director of Community Substance Abuse Programs at the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. He also is a Treating Clinician for the National Football League’s Substances of Abuse, and Maryland Group Faculty Practice. Mr. Benford received a B.A and B.S in social work and psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He received his graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Mr. Benford has extensive experience working with federal offenders and defendants, professional athletes, and individuals with substance use disorders. Mr. Benford has been a trainer for the University of Maryland Baltimore’s psychotherapy certificate program and Double Abuse Trainings focusing on the intersection of child maltreatment and substance use. Mr. Benford has clinical interests in disparities in criminal justice sentencing and healthcare, as well as working with high school, college, and professional athletes.