Michelle Burlin graduated Arizona State University School of Law with a certificate in Genomics and Biotechnology Law. In addition, she obtained her master’s degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University with an internship with the Stanford University School of Behavioral Medicine. Ms. Burlin has over 20 years of forensic counseling experience with juvenile and adult sexual offenders in addition to legal positions consulting attorneys in sexual criminal proceedings. She is also a certified Mediator and is qualified as an Alaska Parent Coordinator. Ms. Burlin is a qualified Arizona POST law enforcement trainer and conducts trainings, "How the Identification of Sexual Offender Typologies can Assist with Police Investigations."
Ms. Burlin provides consulting, counseling, parent coordination, and training services for attorneys and other professionals. Previously working in Arizona and Florida’s Sexually Violent Persons programs, she developed the Hypersexuality track for the Arizona SVP program. She designed the current group curriculum for Alaska's Sex Offender Management Program in Juneau, as well as provided sexual offender specific treatment services for federal probationers in Alaska.
Ms. Burlin is a qualified juvenile sexual offender treatment provider in the state of Florida. She completed trainings with the Department of Justice at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, where she audited federal agent courses, and worked in the Behavioral Sciences Division. She designed the first International Reference Manual for international educational opportunities for law enforcement personnel. Ms. Burlin attended an invitational 2-week training with the Academy Group, Inc. (retired FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit Special Agents), in the area of violent sexual crime.
Ms. Burlin was elected to sit on the Arizona ATSA Executive Board and was the legislative liaison for two years. Over the years, Ms. Burlin testified in multiple mental health, SVP, and juvenile disposition court proceedings. Ms. Burlin is currently is the process of publishing her first legal guidebook focusing on sexual offending behaviors.