Public and Professional Training and Education

The Justia Agenda at Fordham University: Education and Training

Forensic Interprofessional Continuing Education Courses

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.


  • 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.

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Working with Elders in the Criminal Justice System: Agency Staff Training

Working with Elders in the Criminal Justice System is a  training to prepare interdisciplinary professionals for forensic practice with older adults.  For interested agencies, an interdisciplinary training is available to train your staff. For more information, please contact Tina Maschi at

 Select Sponsored Videos/Films and Other Social Media” 2013-2015

Professionals Speak Out About Torture and Dual Loyalty Conflicts:

Social Work Rising- 7/24/14: The SW role in Justice Reform: Cultural Justice, LGBT Rights (Queer Justice), Solitary Confinement:

Rainbow Justice: The Experiences of LGBT Elders Before, During, and After Prison:

Part I: Marriage Equality-Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights at Fordham University (6/18/13):

Part II: Follow-Up Panel on Marriage Equality with Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights at Fordham University (6/18/13):

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Human Investment by Sherry Saturno available at:

Public/Professional Education

A signature public pedagogy of the Justia Agenda is its public education and professional education services. Dr. Maschi often partners with local, national, and international key stakeholders and organizations to host forums and public awareness campaigns.  Signature forums and annual events include:

  • Aging Prisoners: A Crisis in Need of Intervention with a published white paper with contributions from key local and/or global key stakeholders. For a copy of the report email:
  • Arts for Change Forum: An annual international conference that features promising and evidence-based practices using the arts or alternative modalities for personal and collective healing, transformation, and advocacy.
  • Co-creating a Human Rights Culture: International Human Rights Day is an annual event celebrated on or around the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10) and the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year one or two themes are highlighted at a gathering of university and community members that includes researchers, practitioners, and advocates.
  • Facilitated Dialoguing: Our newest addition to our roster of public education activities is to offer small and large group facilitated dialogue events to creatively resolve conflicts, gain a better understanding of differing viewpoints, and work together to bring resolution to society’s most pressing issues, such as ‘victim’ versus ‘offender’ issues, ‘old’ versus ‘young’, the aging in prison crisis, intergenerational caregiver rights, and LGBT rights.

Professional education services are available to communities and organizations in a variety of topic on social work and interprofessional research, evaluation, clinical practice, and advocacy. For more information, please contact

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