Victoria Pietruszka, J.D., Ph.D.

Victoria Pietruszka, J.D., Ph.D., is a designated forensic psychologist in Massachusetts, where she works as a court clinician at the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division. She completed her postdoctoral residency at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Law & Psychiatry Program, and her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School/Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University, where she also earned her law degree as a Rising Advocate Merit Scholar in 2019. Her research interests include biases in the criminal justice system and forensic mental health assessment. She completed her dissertation with support from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology dissertation grant, which investigated the impact of stereotype bias on parole revocation decisions.