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High Impact Youth Training Solutions, LLC is a specialized consulting company that provides educational training and guidance on issues directly effecting our youth, schools and communities.  Our methodology is based on a collaborative approach with educators, parents and students themselves.  This enables direct exposure to various populations and firsthand knowledge to a multitude of relevant topics.  Our training approach is interactive and leverages the vast experience of our team consultants in social justice and child advocacy disciplines.  Our seminars can be tailored to fit the specific needs and contain age appropriate content for our clients and audience.

Our Executive Team

High Impact YTS consultants have diverse backgrounds in law enforcement, private investigations and cybercrime, as well as specialized training as a school resource officer and a licensed school counselor.  We are credentialed with the appropriate education degrees and technical certifications in computer forensics, internet safety and child advocacy, enabling us to put a technical “spin” to the array of issues facing our youth today.   We often provide training for educators, parents and youth in and out of the school settings.  In addition, we consult many state level professionals and associations.

Melissa Straub

Private Investigator and social justice advocate, Melissa J Straub is a highly experienced and credentialed professional within the investigative and consulting arena since 1993 and is a licensed Private Detective in the State of New Jersey. In addition, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre Law and Master’s Degree in Counseling and a New Jersey State School Counselors certification, enabling a deeper understanding of current social justice and child advocacy issues.  Armed with advanced technical certifications, she is able to provide a technical “spin” to a vast array of investigative scenarios.

Melissa’s professional experience is diverse and includes leadership roles within the public, private and corporate sectors.  She is a is a former law enforcement officer and detective with specialized training as a school resource officer and with child advocacy, sex crimes, cybercrime, white-collar crime & fraud issues.  Her experience within corporations includes investigations relevant to background checks, asset allocation, computer forensics, data analysis and audits, as well as insurance fraud related surveillance.  Recently she was employed within a public school district where she provided school counseling and NJ School Based Youth Services, which encompassed direct counseling with students and development of social media oriented programs within the community.

In January 2010, determined to apply her passion and commitment to helping parents, educators and organizations decipher the unknowns of cyber-bulling and other complexities in this ever-evolving world of cyber-space, Melissa founded Without a Trace Investigations, LLC.  Serving as the Director of Investigations, this private investigative consulting firm focuses on cybercrime and related investigations, with concentrations in cyber-bullying, sexting and internet safety awareness and training.  Her vast experience and education, paired with advanced interrogation techniques enables her to uncover the issue at hand and identify a solution in a unique and relevant manner.

Melissa is an active member of several organizations to include the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association, (NJLPIA), National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counseling Association (ASCA), New Jersey School Counseling Association (NJSCA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and High Technology Crime Investigative Association (HTCIA).  Her advanced training includes School Resource Officer, Traumatic Incident Debriefing & Statewide Crisis Team, Peer Counseling, Basic Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations, Conflict Mediation, Project Gradation, Fraud and Forensic Investigations Training/White Collar Crime Investigations, American Bar Association: White Collar Crime Summit, ICSA- Network Security Administrator/Engineer Certification, Computer Forensic Analysis & Investigations, Encase Certification, and Basic Data Recovery and Analysis Certification United States Department of Justice & National White Collar Crime Center.

Melissa has received many awards and letters of commendation as a testament to her dedication, achievement and professional prowess.  Notably, she has been honored by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and many others from School Principals and Guidance professional in Georgia, New Jersey and New York.  She continues to be committed to children at risk and parents in hopes to provide a deeper understanding to the privacy and other issues involving the internet.

Contact Melissa:  mailto:melissa@youthtrainingsolutions.com

Andrew Donofrio

Andrew W. Donofrio is a retired Detective Lieutenant with the Prosecutor’s Office in Bergen County, N.J. Mr. Donofrio was a leading computer forensics examiner for Bergen County with 25 years experience in the field of Law Enforcement and 13 years in the field of computer investigations, forensics, and security. He has conducted over 1000 forensic examinations of computer evidence and frequently lectures on the subject throughout the state. In the late 1990s, he began designing and presenting programs on processing the electronic crime scene for police investigators, as well as comprehensive seminars for parents and educators detailing Internet safety for children. He frequently teaches multi-day courses on computer forensic and computer investigative topics at police academies and universities in New Jersey.

Mr. Donofrio writes regularly on Internet-related and computer forensic issues for a number of law enforcement publications. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a BA in Forensic Psychology and Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Protection / Infrastructure Management at the College. Mr. Donofrio holds numerous computer forensic certifications and has been recognized as a computer forensic expert in New Jersey Superior and Federal Court.

Andrew Donofrio is the Associate Lab Director for the Cyber Crime Lab at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He serves as the program developer for the Masters Certificate Program in Advanced Computer Forensics, and teaches several courses within that program. Currently, Mr. Donofrio owns his own technology consulting company, Cyberology Consulting.  Through this company, Mr. Donofrio consults for attorneys and private sector companies on technology investigations, Internet communications, computer and network forensics,  penetration testing, security assessments, security awareness training, Internet privacy issues, and e-discovery.

Contact Andrew:  drew@youthtrainingsolutions.com

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PO Box #154
Paramus, NJ 07653

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