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What Social Workers Need to Know to Engage and Serve the Mandated Client: The Role of Problem-Solving Courts in Care

This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

April 28, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


As alternative sentencing becomes the norm for individuals with special needs and/or who have been charged with quality-of-life crimes, clinicians working in the community will be serving more and more clients who are mandated to care. As a result, it is of tantamount importance for social workers to know how to serve court-mandated clients. Problem-solving courts that focus on treatment and/or counseling instead of incarceration have become de rigeur around issues such as mental health, substance abuse and DUI, and for special populations, such as Veterans. This workshop gives an overview of the Problem-Solving Treatment Court Model from an expert, as well as its applicability to social workers.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the 10 key components of problem-solving treatment court and how the therapeutic jurisprudence approach can affect treatment outcomes.
  2. Identify 3 significant differences between the various models of problem-solving treatment courts.
  3. Identify 3 challenges in working effectively with problem-solving treatment court clients and have an opportunity to strategize and provide solutions to overcoming these challenges.
  4. Gain an understanding of the Problem-Solving Treatment Court judge’s expectations of clinical programming and reporting.


Joseph Madonia, LCSW-R

Joseph Madonia, LCSW-R, CASAC
Executive Director, The Joseph Leroy and Ann C. Warner Fund
Adjunct Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Former Project Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court 
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Peter L. Manzo, LMSW
Mental Health Social Worker, Queens Treatment Courts (QTC)

Rachel Ullah, Volunteer and Outreach Worker, True2life
Founder of


  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.


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NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE 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. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.


This program is approved for 3 CASAC CE hours.


If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
Refund requests made on or before April 20 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before April 26 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after April 27: no refund
If the event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

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.


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