Director, Administration of Justice Studies Program, Yavapai College
Jerald Monahan has served for over four decades in public safety agencies throughout Arizona, including the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Casa Grande Police Department, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the Apache Junction Police Department, the Prescott Police Department and the Yavapai College Police Department. He served in various assignments and positions throughout his policing career, including Chief Deputy at the Sheriff’s Office and Police Chief in Apache Junction, Prescott and Yavapai College. He left public safety in June of 2021 and took the position of Program Director in the Administration of Justice Studies at Yavapai College where he also serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Yavapai College Justice Institute which he founded in the Fall of 2021.
Actively involved in addressing issues surrounding gendered violence, Director Monahan has served on the Pinal County Domestic Violence Coalition, co-chair of the Pinal County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, board member and board president of the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse non-profit crisis shelter, and board member of Against Abuse Inc. Jerald also was appointed to the Arizona Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women in 2003 and served as chairperson of the Commission from 2010 to 2013.
Director Monahan served on the board of directors, including a term as vice chair, for the Maricopa Association of Government’s Domestic Violence Council and the AVON project’s Order of Protection Task Force where he served as Chair. He also co-chaired the East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and the Yavapai County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. In 2008 Director Monahan began serving as a consultant/trainer with the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative where he provided training and technical assistance to new and emerging teams across the nation.
Director Monahan previously served as the Vice President and President of the Board of Directors for End Violence Against Women International, and as the Law Enforcement Liaison implementing the VictimLink program. He is currently a member of the Honorary Board for End Violence Against Women International and a member of the Cadre of Experts, providing training and consulting on a variety of topics related to domestic and sexual violence.
Director Monahan is a certified Peace Lecturer through the International Women’s Peace Group, LA Branch, where he serves as a member. In February of 2022, he also became a certified trainer for the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention on the Protective Factors Framework. He is the Associate Director of Training for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence and an Advisory Board member for the National Police2Peace non-profit.
Director Monahan holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership with an Emphasis on Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 230th Session.