Ellen has saved my life from many harsh situations over a period of about 15 years. I have a history of mental illness (i.e.; bipolar disorder) and Ellen has always treated me with respect and generosity of her time and expertise in this area of "criminology". She never once has viewed me with the heavy stigma of mental illness and has dealt with my cases in the courtroom with superior knowledge. I have really come to care a great deal ablout Ellen and will always be in debt to her for sparing me of severity in criminal ordeals. Thank you Ellen! Sylvia L. of Tracy, CA