Damon Bacote

John F. Finn Institute

Training Director, SNUG 

Mr. Bacote is the Training Director for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services SNUG Outreach Program. The SNUG initiative currently has 11 sites across New York State. In his current role, he evaluates, trains, and mentors staff of the SNUG anti-violence initiative. Mr. Bacote helps define best practices around the SNUG initiative and encourages fidelity among program sites. Mr. Bacote holds an M.S.W. from Lehman College and has experience in the social service field across many sectors including welfare-to-work, child welfare, gang prevention, youth mentoring, and anti-violence initiatives.