Dr. Williams is a Criminologist and Consultant. She has earned a Ph.D., an MBA and an MSc, and has done additional coursework at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the International Institute for Restorative Practices as well as the National Defense University William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. She is a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist, a Certified Sentence Mitigation Specialist in the Division of Counseling of the National Association of Forensic Counselors, a Certified Social and Behavioral Research Investigator and a Certified Mediator. She is a Licensed Trainer of Trainers in Restorative Practices, a Crime Prevention through Community Engagement and a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design specialist. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology.