Full Name
Taylor Farris LCSW, MSW, C-DBT
Job Title
Clinical Social Worker
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Speaker Bio
Taylor Farris, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker for Voitier Group LLC who provides contract mental health services to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center (LPCC). She has a master’s degree in social work, with a concentration in mental health from the University of Southern California. She has over 60 hours in DBT training and education and recently completed a 20+ hour certificate program and will be awarded the title C-DBT within the coming weeks.

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and serves on the regional Louisiana Political Action for Candidate Election committee. In August 2022, she completed her first CEU presentation for her NASW peers, "Ethical considerations when treating individuals involved in the Louisiana Justice System."

She provides quality mental health care to the incarcerated individuals of LPCC, along with conducting mental health training for incoming cadets. Her passion is in assisting clients in understanding themselves, the path that got them to where they are, and how they can improve their situation outside of the facility. An important part of this process is to ensure that staff are educated in skills that will help reinforce her work with clients.

She is a trained member of the Southern Law Enforcement Foundation that provides on-call Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) services. As a member, she completed 16 hours of training to provide defusing and debriefings to Louisiana officers involved in crisis incidents that are deemed distressing by their supervisors, officer-involved shootings, and officer-involved deaths. Prior to working at LPCC, she was employed at Raymond Laborde Correction Center (RLCC), a men's medium security state prison in Central Louisiana. She provided quality mental health treatment to incarcerated individuals and trained staff members on Mental Health First Aid. She also assisted in providing clinical feedback to a program created by three incarcerated individuals.
Taylor Farris