Vice President, Operations
Working from our regional office in Colorado, Ken Carabello manages forensic, correctional, inpatient, and community-based contracts for Liberty. He also leads business development activities and has experience in treatment facility planning. Joining Liberty in 2003, Ken brings deep and broad experience in the field of forensic mental health, which he has used in implementing and managing highly successful programs, including innovative new programs such as the jail-based restoration of competency program and community supervision of civilly committed sex offenders. His many years as a clinician have enhanced his years of experience in administrative and leadership roles.
Ken was twice elected President of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC) and is the recipient of the association’s Christine M. West Award for significant contributions to the field of forensic mental health. He led the creation of a steering committee that successfully established the national organization for states with sex offender civil commitment laws titled the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Providers Network (SOCCPN) and served as a board member for many years. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Safe Now Project, a non-profit organization designed to help prevent sexual assault. He is a recognized expert in his field, who has presented extensively in professional conferences nationally and internationally.
Ken earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. In addition to FMHAC, he is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.