Workshops

Life on the Inside: A Social Work Perspective of the Criminal Justice Client

When over 2 million people reside in prisons and jails in the United States, it behooves everyone not social workers to understand the reasons behind this large number. This workshop will help participants understand the construction of the criminal justice system as well as the numerous issues facing criminal justice clients inside and outside of confinement. Learning objectives include identifying the processes and policies that created the mass incarceration movement in the late 20th century; Describe issues that face a typical criminal justice client; understanding the issues facing criminal justice clients inside and outside of prison; and to identify and discuss social work avenues of engagement and advocacy to create change.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.