Jeffrey Folsom LCSW,JD

Director of Policy and Special Projects



Associates of Arts; Criminal Justice- Corrections; Montgomery College 1982

Bachelors of Social Work; University of Montana 1985

Masters of Social Work;  University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991

Juris Doctorate; University of Wisconsin -Madison 1991

Teaching Experience

University of Montana; School of Social Work: 2003- present

  • Public Policy and the Montana Legislature 
  • Mental Health Practice in Rural Settings 
  • Organizational Leadership


Clinical Efficacy of Tele-Psychiatry: Telemedicine Journal. FALL 1995, 1(3): 187-188. doi:10.1089/tmj.1.1995.1.187.

Bridging the Crevasse between Direct Practice Social Work and Management by Increasing the Transferability of Core Skills Administration in Social Work. Journal of Social Work Practice.  Jul 12, 2012

Professional Experience

Director of Policy and Special Projects, Center for Children Families and Workforce Development              current

President, Folsom Strategies, Helena, Montana                                                                                                 current

Adjunct Professor, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, University of Montana               2003-current

Chief Operations Officer, AWARE, Inc., Helena/Anaconda, Montana                                                              1997-2016

Network Director, Magellan Behavioral Health, Avon, Connecticut/Helena, Montana                                      1996-1997

State Director Big Sky Health Partnership, FHC Options Health, Norfolk, Virginia/Helena, Montana            1995-1996

Tele-Psychiatry Director, Southwest Montana Tele-Psychiatry Network, Helena, Montana                             1994-1996

Supreme Court Law Clerk, Montana Supreme Court, Helena, Montana                                                          1991-1992

Direct Care/Therapeutic Service, for schools, employment support, juvenile justice and residential care       1981-1994