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VS Bruce May

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Victim Specialist

Bruce May, LCSW, is the Victim Specialist in the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the largest field office in the nation. He also coordinates the New York Committee on Child Abduction by a Parent, a consortium of law enforcement, judicial entities, social services, nonprofit organizations that addresses the problem of parental child abduction. The Committee is tasked with identifying best practices for handling such cases.

Prior to coming to the Bureau, Bruce was a Detective in the New York City Police Department. Bruce obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from SUNY Empire State College and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University. He is also Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Bruce has lectured extensively on victim related topics such as Human Trafficking, Parental Abductions, Forensic Interviewing and Mass Causality Incident planning.