Bio (Alan Markwart)
PositionConsultant, School of Criminology, SFU
Alan Markwart is a former Assistant Deputy Minister with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development. He has more than 40 years of experience in youth justice as a youth probation officer, director of a youth custody centre, policy director, national project leader and executive manager. He has published several academic articles and book chapters on youth justice and is recognized as a national expert in that field.
In addition to being responsible for youth justice and forensic services as an Assistant Deputy Minister , Alan also had responsibility at various times for youth services, child and youth mental health services, services for special needs children, and childhood early development and childcare services.
Since retiring from his position in 2013, Alan has continued to work part-time as a consultant, as an adjunct professor with the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and as a member of the BC Review Board.