Brian Hancock, Esq.
Chief Program Officer, Bancroft, NJ
Brian Hancock has, throughout his career, been committed to improving the safety, well-being and outcomes of vulnerable and marginalized children, families and communities. Currently serving as the Chief Program Officer, providing oversight and innovative leadership to ensure all Bancroft programs are providing the highest level of care to those they support. Brian has previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Robins’ Nest, Inc. a non-profit in southern New Jersey and as Deputy Division Director for the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health, where he was responsible for policy, research, training and planning for New Jersey’s child mental health system, which served 40,000 children annually. Previously, he was a Senior Assistant Child Advocate in the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate, where he oversaw the Office’s juvenile justice advocacy and was a principal investigator and author of the Office’s report on conditions for children with mental health needs in the state’s juvenile detention centers. Mr. Hancock has done humanitarian and advocacy work with at-risk and incarcerated youth across the United States, as well as internationally, including Mexico, Ireland and Ukraine. He has received several awards for his work, including the Embracing the Legacy award from the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps., and the Spirit of Crazy Horse award from Reclaiming Youth International. Mr. Hancock received a B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.