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Re-Imagine Justice: Mass Incarceration, Reentry and Trauma: Intersections and Implications for Social Work Practice (Two-Day Event)

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December 6 - 7, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012


How competent are you to practice or advocate for the millions of people impacted by mass incarceration?

Did you know that the United States, often considered “the land of the free”, currently holds the dubious distinction of being the world’s largest prison warden (Walmsley 2011)?

The enmeshed consequences of incarceration and prisons are omnipresent throughout the social work profession (James & Smyth 2014). Yet it is startling that critical discourse in schools of social work pertaining to mass incarceration and criminal justice is marginal (Less than 5 percent of schools offer courses), or in some cases completely absent (Epperson et al, 2011; James & Smyth, 2014).

Join us to Re-Imagine Justice --- A two day conference which will present social workers with a historical and contemporary understanding of mass incarceration, reentry, and the intersection of trauma. It will further provide tools to facilitate holistic social work practice and advocacy with individuals, families, and communities impacted by this destructive phenomenon. Special attention will also be given to invisible populations, such as LGBTQ, immigrants and women of color.

It is our intent to stand with as allies, and when needed, lift the voices of the oppressed to demand that WE, Re-Imagine Justice in America for ALL.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will: 
  • Gain competency in practice skills necessary for working with people impacted by the criminal justice system.
  •  Learn best practice and evidenced-based interventions for serving people affected by trauma, mass incarceration and reentry.
  • Understand policy, practice and advocacy needs of invisible populations such as LGBTQ, women of color and immigrants affected by the criminal justice system.

Featured Presenters

Alina Das, MPA, JD

Glenn E. Martin (Keynote)
Founder & President
JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) [Read More...]

Stacey Barrenger, BA, AM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow [Read More...]

Kirk A. James, AA, BA, MSW, DSW
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work [Read More...]

Abraham Paulos

Khalil Cumberbatch, MSW
Manager of Trainings, JustLeadershipUSA; Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work [Read More...]

Alina Das, MPA, JD

Kingsley Rowe, MSW
Re-entry Program Administrator
NYU Prison Education Program [Read More...]

Joseph Madonia LCSW-R, CASAC
Director, Brooklyn Treatment Courts
Adjunct Lecturer, Silver SSW [Read More...]

Carl Mazza

Carl Mazza, BA, MSW, DSW
Associate Professor & Department Chair
CUNY/Lehman College School of Social Work [Read More...]


Marlon Peterson, AAS, BS
Founder, The Precedential Group [Read More...]


Step 1:
To register for this event, you will first need to create a user profile in our Online Portal. For instructions on how to create a user profile, please visit this webpage.

Step 2:
Once you create a user profile, to register for this event, click HERE.

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Attendance Fees

General Admission: $300
NYU Faculty & Staff: $225
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $225
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $280.80
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $225
NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $225
NYU Silver Current Students: $150
Non-NYU Silver Current MSW and PhD Students: $200
3+ from one agency: $225/each
Veterans: $150   

Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE Approved for 12 CE contact hours.
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

This organization (NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:

Refund requests made on or before November 28 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before December 1 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after December 6: no refund

In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.

If you can no longer attend this event and wish to be reimbursed, please complete the form located here.


Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact Us

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497