News: Mass Incarceration

Parole and Probation Reform in the COVID-19 Era

Illustration by Sally Deng courtesy of Human Rights Watch Columbia University’s Justice Lab produces research and engages with diverse constituencies…

August 14 @ 4:37 pm

The Case for Smarter Parole in New York

WATCH FULL SHOW (35-minute listen) | COVID-19 PLAYLIST | EDITED TRANSCRIPT | RESOURCES In the 3/18/20 episode of Social Impact…

April 15 @ 10:33 pm

Welcome, Visiting Scholar Dr. Marguerite Burns!

Dr. Marguerite Burns, an associate professor in population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public…

January 24 @ 6:18 pm

Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr., a Leading Advocate for Social Workers in Politics, to Serve as 2018 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr. will deliver the keynote address at…

July 18, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

Dean’s Statement on Disaster in Nepal and Riots in Baltimore

Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

April 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Increasing HIV/STI Prevention Among Women on Probation: New Study

As reported in PLOS ONE, a study by the School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group found that both multimedia and face-to-face interventions worked well in reducing HIV risks for formerly incarcerated women in New York City who are on parole or under some form of community supervision.

November 18, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

Professor Friedman: We Need “Assertive” Mental Health Services

Read the responses given by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman to a debate concerning the effectiveness of the U.S. policy of deinstitutionalization of mental health services, organized by MedPageToday.com.

February 18, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

With CSSW Playing a Key Role, Columbia University Commits to Criminal Justice Reform

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.

March 28, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

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