Adjunct Assistant Professor

Markus C. Redding

Markus C. Redding has served as a NYS Attorney for the NYS Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, and as a Criminal Court Attorney for the NYC Criminal Court Administrative Judge. In these roles, he designed and developed specialized court parts including community, drug, mental health, and domestic violence courts. He was appointed the first Domestic Violence Coordinator for the NYC Criminal Court, and designed and developed the first domestic violence court. He continues to work in collaboration with the NYS Courts to increase the role of social workers in the court system.

Mr. Redding has worked with adults, families, and children in clinical and administrative settings in mental health, criminal justice, grief and loss, domestic violence, substance abuse prevention, and homelessness. He served as the director of the Heigh-Ashbury Homeless Family Shelter in San Francisco, and as a co-investigator for Columbia University on a longitudinal study examining the effects of 9/11 on FDNY families who lost a spouse/parent.

Mr. Redding’s research and advocacy interests include: the effects and causes of infanticide/”gendercide”; the interface between social workers and the judicial system; the influence of therapeutic jurisprudence on social work practice; theories of non-violent communication; and awareness building about the plight of homeless children and youth. He is involved in international advocacy projects including the Sustainable Village Project in Ghana, which builds awareness of female “gendercide” and infanticide. He has also worked on policy research initiatives related to homelessness, domestic violence, and alternative dispute resolution. He has served on committees and boards including the NYC Mayors Task Force on Domestic Violence, Citywide Violence Advisory Committee, NYPD Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, NYC Dept. of Corrections Task Force on Family Violence, NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, HEAR US – Homeless Children, and the Open to Hope Foundation.

Mr. Redding holds an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work, and a JD from Loyola University Law School. He has earned academic credentials in international and comparative law from Moscow State University School of Law and Eötvös Loránd University College of Law in Budapest, Hungary.