News: Criminal Justice
The National Institute of Drug Abuse division of the National Institutes of Health has announced funding for a new training program on bio-socio-behavioral HIV and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and care in the U.S. criminal justice system, with Professors Nabila El-Bassel of our School and Professor Linda R. Metsch at the Mailman School serving as lead investigators.
In this podcast, alumnus Matt Omelagah has some choice words of advice for students who are interested in pursuing a social work degree in social enterprise administration.
Clinical social workers, how do you teach your clients to tolerate emotional pain? In this podcast episode, Dr. Tony DuBose, an expert on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) discusses the benefits of that model with Professor André Ivanoff.
We offer a collection of tributes and reflections on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, from several members of the Columbia School of Social Work community—some of whom were there!
In this pilot podcast, Professor Ron Mincy delivers thoughts on one of the summer’s racially charged events: the outcome of the trial for the shooting of African American youth Trayvon Martin. As it happens, the launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, when Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Craig Schwalbe for being awarded tenure by Columbia University! Dr. Schwalbe’s scholarship has been dedicated to the advancement of practice and program development related to court-involved youth.
Internationally acclaimed social justice activist Angela Davis will return to Columbia University on April 5 to address the group that convenes for “Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward,” the third annual conference on criminal justice organized by CUSSW students and faculty. Davis’s return marks an uptick in interest across campus on this important social issue.
At next month’s criminal justice conference, April 5–6, discussions will take place on the best ways to reform the American incarceration system. Perhaps the perfect introduction to this set of topics is the photo exhibit by Lori Waselchuk (right), on our building’s 4th floor.
Announcing the release of a booklet listing the achievements of nine CUSSW doctoral students, program chair Julien Teitler mentioned their “broad range of important topics, including child obesity, foster care, adult and adolescent mental health, gender-based violence, and resilience among at-risk women in developing countries.”