Fredy Martinez is the substance abuse prevention and intervention services coordinator at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). Also, he works as Probation Counselor-I for the VASAP program as curriculum facilitator in the Juvenile Districts Relations Court (JDRC) at Fairfax County; and he is a clinical consultant and program facilitator for CYEP. Mr. Martinez earned his Postmaster's Certificate in Addiction Counseling from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), his Master's degree in Science of Education from the National University Col.; and his BA in Psychology from the Pontifical Bolivariana University Col. Mr. Martinez is currently completing Postmaster's Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) at JHU. As the first substance abuse counselor at ACPS, Mr. Martinez lead the design, development, and implementation of the K-12 substance abuse prevention and intervention services at ACPS district-wide, at the VASAP program, he delivers group counseling sessions for court-involved clients, and at CYEP facilitates the diverse psychoeducational sessions for adults and youth at CYPE.
Mr. Martinez is a Board-Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (QMHP-C) in Virginia. Mr. Martinez has worked in several settings and positions, including teacher, researcher, case management, outpatient counselor, court liaison, consultant, and program coordinator. He presents at state, regional, national, and international conferences in the field of counseling along with publishing books regarding diverse topics to include systematizing experiences, implementing youth development programs, gang intervention, and vaping. He also serves on the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria City (SAPCA) board. Mr. Martinez has received several eleven awards in recognition for his work to include: the Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission (CYFCC) Champions Award issued by the CYFCC, the Mayor and the City Council Members of the City of Alexandria, Virginia; the CACIE Nomination and award to the Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) program issued by the FBI, NSS, the White House, and The State Department; and the APA international Travel Award issued by the American Association of Psychology-Division 27. His clinical interests include prevention and intervention with at-risk youth, substance use disorders, curriculum development, gang intervention, and trauma work. Mr. Martinez has advanced bilingual English, and Spanish skills.