Social Policy Awareness Campaigns, Downloadable Reports and Articles

The Justia Agenda supports the adoption, infusion, and implementation of human rights standards put forth by the United Nations that impact individuals of all ages. Our priority areas include the human rights of older persons, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, intergenerational caregivers and the rights of marginalized, underrepresented, and underserved populations and groups.

The project supports state and federal adoption of geriatric and compassionate release laws, intergenerational family support, and development or reauthorization laws that are nondiscriminatory that includes age, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability status.








Analysis of US Compassionate and Geriatric Release Laws

Age, Cumulative Trauma, and Stressful Life Events_PTSD SYmptoms Among Older Adults in Prison

Aging in Prison in NewJersey-A Statewide Case Analysis (2013)

Aging, Mental Health, and the Criminal Justice System

An Estimate of the Benefits of not Having HIV:Aidsin A Prison Setting

Bridging Community and Prisons for Older Adults

Co-constructing Community-Reuniting Aging People Released from Prison with their Families and Communities

Exploring the Association between Race and Health among Older Adults Who Are Incarcerated

Forget Me Not-Dementia in Prison

Palliative and End of Life Care In Prison

Restorative Justice

The High Cost of the International Aging Prisoner Crisis

The Social Determinants of Health and Justice and Aging in Prison Crisis

Trauma, Stress, and Coping among Older Adults in Prison

Trauma, Stress, Grief, Loss, Separation, among Incarcerated Older Adults

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Professionals Speak Out About Torture and Dual Loyalty Conflicts (November 3, 2016). Retrieved at:

APA Journals Dialogue Podcast Show (January 27, 2016). Reuniting the Aging Prison Population with their Communities. Retrieved January 27, 2017 at:

NDTV (January 15, 2017). No Country For Old Men: Japan’s Elderly Inmates Prefer JailNDTV. Retrieved January 16, 2017 at:

The Siasat Daily (January 15, 2017). No Country For Old Men: Japan’s Elderly Inmates Prefer Jail. The Siasat Daily. Retrieved January 16, 2017 at:

Spencer, S. (December 29, 2016). SPECIAL REPORT: Sick inmates costing St. Joseph County more in 2016. WBST 22 News:

Shannon, R. (December 1, 2016). Overlooked LGBT Elders in Prison (2016). WFUV-FM: WFUV-FM. Retrieved December 15, 2016 from

Maschi, T., & Leibowitz, G. (February 5, 2016). Expert Witness Testimony on S. 207:  An Act Relating to Compassionate Release and Parole Eligibility. The Vermont Legislature. Retrieved February 10, 2016:

Diofore, F. (November 25, 2016). Retirement age: Elderly inmate wants to retire from prison job. The Malone Telegram. Retrieved December 1, 2016 from:

Georgia Public Radio (May 18, 2016). On Second Thought Show. On the Run for 48 years: The Robert Stackowitz Case. Retrieved at:

Empowering Family Caregivers Blog Talk Radio Interview (May 2, 2014). Caregiving Among the Incarcerated Interview.

Maschi, T. (November 2015) A conceptual map for reuniting aging people in prison with their families and communities. In Aging in Prison Reducing Elder Incarceration and Promoting Public. New York: Center for Justice, Columbia University. Retrieved December 1, 2015 from:

Empowering Family Caregivers Blog Talk Radio (July 15, 2014). Caregiving Among the Incarcerated.

Imagine Publicity/Donna Gore (November 14, 2014). Shattered Lives Radio with Lady Justice Donna Gore: The Ethical Treatment of the Aging Prison Population with Guest, Tina Maschi.

Maschi, T. (November 13, 2013) American Society on Aging-Age Blog. Extending Elder Justice and Human Right to Incarcerated Older Adults. Retrieved at:

Maschi, T. (December 2, 2013) American Society on Aging-Age Blog. Extending Elder Justice and Human Right to Incarcerated Older Adults, Part II: Promising Programs and Solutions. Retrieved at:

Imagine Publicity/Doc Bonn (February 6, 2013). An Hour to Kill with Doc Bonn: Prison Aging and Healthcare Issues with Guest, Tina Maschi, PhD. Available at:

NYC Elder Abuse Center (September 29, 2013). Blog Entry-Neglect Me Not: Elder Abuse in Prisons. Available at:

Human Rights Education Advocacy Institute (August 2013). Tina Maschi interview on advocacy institute participant. Available at:

Fordham University (April 13, 2013).  “The power of making art behind bars.”  Seminar on the use or art therapy in rehabilitation.

Klimanski, J. (2013). Social work group strives to ‘be the evidence’ in the world. Inside Fordham.

Maschi, T. (2013). Neglect me not: Elder abuse in prisons. New York City Elder Abuse Center. September 29, 2013.

Maschi, T. “What a tipping point looks like:  LGBTQ rights and future.” Presentation held at Fordham University, New York, NY on June 18, 2013.

Maschi, T. Family caregiving summit: “Name it and know its many faces.”  Workshop held at Fordham University, New York, NY on June 10, 2013.

Taylor, Z. (in press). The ‘research beat’: The use of recreational drumming to teach social work research. New Yorker Magazine.

Maschi, T.  “Arts for change: why teach the arts in prison?.”  Seminar on the use of art therapy in rehabilitation held at Fordham University, New York, NY on April 13, 2013.

Maschi, T. (2012, March 22). The hidden costs of elderly inmates. Huffington Post.

Maschi, T. (2012) “The state of aging:  prisoners and compassionate release programs.”  The Huffington Post.

Fordham University (2011). GSSS to tackle aging prison crisis. Fordham Blogspot on September 11, 2011 at

Fordham University (2011). Three faculty members recognized as funded research scholars. Fordham Blogspot on April 11, 2011 at

Fordham University. Social workers: Art helps victims express unspeakable things. Fordham ENews RoomTop Stories on March 24, 2011 at

Fordham University. GSS conference explores women and arts-based social work. Fordham Blogsport on March 11, 2011 at

Fordham University (2011). Be the Evidence You Want to See. Workshop held on February 8, 2011 at

Fordham University (2009). GSSS Professor NABs 100k Award. Fordham Blogspot on April 22, 2010 at

Fordham University (2009) “Journey to a hate-free millennium.”  Film viewing and discussion held on November 10 & November 19, 2009.

Fordham University (2009). GSSS Professor Publishes Social Service Text. Fordham Blogspot on October 29, 2009 at

Flaherty, N. (2009). “Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency.” Interview on WFUV Fordham Conversations Radio Show on January 24, 2009 in the Bronx, New York (podcast  )

Faller-Sassi, J. (2008). “Professor charts pathways to delinquency with an eye on intervention.” My Fordham Faculty Profile on September 29, 2008. Available at:

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