BIO of Custodial Coaching Founder Wendy Feldman

 

Wendy Feldman is unique. She is a Legal Coach and Crisis Manager, and the leading expert on Alternative Sentencing today. The ultimate crisis manager, Wendy is well established with various media outlets and also has a solid reputation in courts all over the country. As a coach she works with people to prepare for court, investigations, incarceration, alternative sentences and most importantly, re-entry into society. She works the entire family to assemble the proper team for the best long term results. Others have turned their criminal justice experiences into major platforms for change and awareness, but none have been able to present all sides of the story from personal experience.


Wendy Feldman, founder of Custodial Coaching, is an expert on criminal justice issues ranging from preparing for prison and re entry, as well as alternatives to prison such as community service and residential treatment programs. Having been there and done that, Wendy knows what anybody facing prison time can expect and separates fact from fiction. NBC calls her the Legal Fixer and she has worked with over 1000 clients from custody cases to violent crime charges. 

Ms. Feldman strives to build awareness to the problems in our criminal justice system and offers insight and solutions to these issues. She is recognized as the leading insider on alternative sentences and re-entry. She is well known for her opinions about the crisis in our prisons and the danger of the mental health crisis in the United States. Currently, she is director of alternative sentencing at Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center.

She knows first hand the journey that awaits a person whose choices have landed them in our criminal justice system. Wendy coined the term Incarcervention™. She prepares her clients for it all, while pushing them to get real, be honest and lead happier and productive lives. Wendy believes that prison should be a TRANSFORMATIONAL experience and the ultimate equalizer. Neither pro offender nor pro law enforcement, she believes in Equal Justice and understands all sides.

Wendy Feldman is a member of the Pasadena Police Department’smental health advisory committee and together they formed a revolutionary legal wellness program that strives to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.


She is the author of the popular blog Notes From an Insider- and has recently been part of stories featured on, CBS Early Show, Today, Geraldo at Large, Fox News, NBC News, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, Nancy Grace, E! Entertainment, E! News, Discovery Network, BBC, WNYC with Leonard Lopate, The Washington Post, Slate Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, In Touch Magazine, Star Magazine, Fox News.com, Los Angeles Times, The Kyle and Jackie O Show, The Lisa Wexler show, Whatever with Jennifer Hutt, The Judith Regan Show and others. Wendy is a weekly guest on the syndicated radio program America Now where she and host Andy Dean have legal "lightening round" debates. Wendy is available for media and speaking requests.