A Justia Agenda for Social Work: Advancing Justice and Forensic Practice Worldwide

The Importance of Forensics in Social Work Education

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Forensic Interprofessional Concentration: Earn High Quality and Affordable Continuing Education Hours 

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This forensic interprofessional concentration prepares social workers and other allied professionals for integrative practice with individual, families, and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. Individuals who participate in these trainings will increase their competencies to practice at the intersection of social work, public health and public safety, and the law using a human rights framework and practice strategies. Many forensic groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities, at-risk youth, the elderly, veterans, immigrants, LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities, or those living in poverty or communities of violence often lack access to quality services and political, civil, social, economic, and cultural justice. Participants will learn and apply a human rights legal framework to guide multi-level prevention, assessment, and interventions with historically underrepresented and underserved individuals, families, and communities impacted by incarceration and/or victimization.

These trainings expose participants to innovative practice, research, and advocacy theories and skills commonly used in the criminal justice system, such as trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, restorative justice, expressive arts, interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration, case management, and rights and justice advocacy. After taking part in these trainings, participants will increase their knowledge, values, and skills in forensic practice with diverse populations in diverse practice settings, such as child and adult protective services, healthcare, social service, and legal settings, such as the courts, corrections, and community reintegration.

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Conferences/events-continuing education hours

  • View video, event proceedings, and reference materials from our 2016 conference, “Professionals Speak Out About Torture and Dual Loyalty Conflicts“. This conference brought together professionals uniquely qualified to discuss abusive conditions and what it takes to protect prisoner health care and the role of health personnel in preventing torture.

Popular intensive forensic/justice related courses include:

  • Introduction to Forensic Practice with Diverse Populations
  • Forensic Social Work Ethics and Practice within and Across the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems (BY POPULAR DEMAND!)
  • Trauma, Violence, and Abuse in Later Life: Multi-Level Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies
  • Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons: Forensic Social Work Research, Practice, and Advocacy Strategies
  • Introduction to Forensic Interprofessional Practice with Elders in the Criminal Justice System

    Read more about the robust program that includes forensic and justice related course offerings, such as trauma and substance abuse assessment and interventions,  here and the intensive forensic/justice concentration series here.

  • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and its Forensic Interprofessional Concentration is recognized as a direct service provider by The State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers – #0066.

EARN YOUR 36 YEARLY CONTINUING CREDITS AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY! Since January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. No more than 12 hours of continuing education activities in any 36 month period, or one-third of the total hours in periods of other length, may consist of self-study educational activities from New York State Education Department approved providers.


Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings (2nd Edition)

Editors: Tina Maschi, PhD and George Leibowitz, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY

FSW 2nd edition

PDF of Cover: FSW 2nd edition pdf

Download the PDF here: FSW BOOK

Future home of the second edition book and extended resource page: http://www.springerpub.com/forensic-social-work.html 

For more information contact: collab@fordham.edu

Expert Witness

Health Professionals on the Frontline Against Torture


Prison health professionals are often faced with dual loyalty conflicts between their health care duties and harmful prison procedures such as prolonged solitary confinement. This conference brought together professionals uniquely qualified to discuss abusive conditions and what it takes to protect prisoner health care and the role of health personnel in preventing torture. The conference began with a screening of Expert Witness, followed by two panel discussions. The video recording of the proceedings is divided here into brief presentations by each panelist and the audience/panel discussion at the end.




   Social Work Rising: Empowering Ourselves First! 

Founded in 2014, Social Work Rising is a collective of social work leaders on the forefront of justice. In an era of the social determinants of health and justice, the critical role that social work plays in eradicating societal ills is unquestionable. The project promotes a public care model that aligns social work, public health, psychology, medicine, and criminal justice in a parity partnership to ensure health and justice equity for individuals, families and community . The project consists of a public and professional education program that features local and national social work leaders about the social work role in promoting health and justice. Workshops and presentations are available upon request for schools and agency settings that involve students and professionals that include social work, law, public health, and medical schools are available upon request that addresses any human rights and justice.


The Social Work Role in Justice Reform: Cultural Justice, LGBT Rights (Queer Justice), Solitary Confinement, and more! 

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