2017 NOFSW Conference – confirmed workshop and poster topics and speakers (listed in alphabetical order by lead presenter)

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Deborah Alexander,  Pilar Leiva-Diban
Interconnected Systems: Advocating for immigrants in the criminal and immigration systems in the era of mass deportations
Kristen Anderson, Sarah Knight
Engaging staff to meet the behavioral health needs of youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Robert Anderson, Lea Ann Browning-McNee
Immigration, Current Law, and Trauma
Russell Bader
Collaboration between social workers and lawyers: Conflict vs. Ambiguity
Jane Barden
Peer Specialists with Criminal Justice Backgrounds: An Untapped Resource
Stacey Barrenger
Where do we go from here: Four years of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Project
Juan Barthelemy, Aishala Burgess
Asian Americans at the Periphery of Social Work and Justice
Kathleen Bergquist
Intimate Partner Violence: Theory, Typology, and Clinical Considerations Across the Diagnostic Spectrum
Greg Bohall, Mary-Jo Bautista
The Maryland Unger Project: Safe De-carceration of Older, Life-Sentenced Prisoners
Rebecca Bowman-Rivas Elizabeth Smith
Cumulative Harm Innovations for Family Intervention India Bryce
Older Adults in the Involuntary Treatment System
Brook Buettner
Justce for Juveniles – Positive Youth Development a Model for Practice Anna Bulkin, Kelsey Haggett, Krista Gale
Healthcare Utilization and the aging retuning citizen
Marquis Chandler
Post-Conviction Advocacy: Supporting Clients and Patients Under Community Incarceration
Rebekah Coleman, Allison Berger
#BuildBlackFutures: Class Politics and Criminal Justice
Phillipe Copeland, PhD
Neurotransmitter Anomalies as Risk Factors in Domestic Violence Perpetration
Kenneth Corvo
Moving Social Justice Forward Through the Written Word: How to Advocate for Clients Who Commit Crimes or Moral Turpitude
Mary Coyle, Alexis Telfair-Garcia
Crossover Youth: A systematic review of what we know and next steps Marcus Crawford
Nurturing the Resiliency to Overcome Persistent U.S. Legal System Abuse
Zena Crenshaw-Logal
Crime Victim Assistance Program: An Innovative Program to Help Mitigate Trauma Experienced by Crime Victims
Maureen Curtis, Wanda Lucibello
Interpersonal Violence: Assessment and Intervention Techniques with Older Battered Women
Ronald Dolon
Lessons Learned through a Community-University Research Partnership: Extended Forensic Interviewing on-the-Ground
Taylor Ellis, Fan Yang, Brad Barber, Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell
A Place for Risk Assessments in Mental Health Courts? Making Sense of the Risk/Needs Assessment Literature
Jennifer Erwin
What Therapists Need to Know: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Violent Individuals
Lisa Firestone
15 years of the Children’s Court seeking Children First and Foremost
Sue Foley, Mark Foley

Coercive Control: Understanding & Explaining Victims’ Behavior in Intimate Partner Violence
Lisa Fontes, PhD

A Lifetime of Care: Examining the Needs of Black Mothers Caring for Their Adult Children With Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in Greater New Orleans
Enchante’ Franklin, Nubian Sun, Rachael Gagliano
The Impact of Law Enforcements’ Knowledge on Social Justice
Nashira Funn, Ryan Tillman
How to perpetuate the legacy of social justice in higher education for the future of social work: A call to forensic social workers
Lynn Geurin
Promoting Forensic Social Work Practice and Research among MSW and PhD Students
Harriet Goodman
Social Work Values & Skills – Action for Social Justice in Tumultuous Times
Brandy Henry, Norma Wassel, Lisa Newman-Polk
Trauma Informed Correctional Care: A Critical Review of the Literature Brandy Henry
Access to”Justice” – Promising Practices in the Pursuit of Justice in Sentencing Procedures: A Case Study.
Shawna Hoyte, Lana MacLean
Examining Criminal Justice Concentrations for Anti-Oppression Content Alexis Jemal, Warren Graham
Adolescence in the Age of Mass Incarceration: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Elia Johnson, Ronald Schneider, Brenda Zubay
Advocating for Juvenile Lifers and their Families: Legal, Social Movement, and Clinical Approaches
Sandra Joy, Kazi Toure, Lawyer Johnson
“Dangerous”: Social Work Leadership in Intersecting Systems of Mental Health Law, Public Perceptions, and Interdisciplinary Practice Settings Jennifer Karno
A Social Worker is Your Best Friend: Utilizing Social Workers as Part of the Legal Team
Amy Kelso, Ruchi Kapoor
Addressing Trauma Among Young Men of Color in a Violence Interrupter Program
Kenton Kirby, Shawn Deverteuil
Beyond the “Ick” factor: Working with adults attracted to children
Jill Levenson
Innovative Approaches in Restoring Individuals to Competent to Proceed
Spencer Lloyd
A Peer Mentoring Initiative with Returning Citizens: Development of a Restructured Self-identity, Hope, and Generativity
Mayra Lopez-Humphreys
Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Children, Youth and Family-focused Systems of Care: A Child Well-Being Issue of Social Justice
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW; Carmina Taylor, MEd

Forensic Social Work Evaluation: Expert or Evaluator–A Hybrid Approach
Randolph Matuscak, Jeffrey Shook, Maria Guido
Justice Denied: Working with the Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated Carl Mazza
Military Forensic Social Work Practice: A Contemporary Review.
Damian McCabe
A Community Level Wraparound Response to Domestic Violence: Detailing the Development of a Family Justice Center
David McLeod
Conceptualizing Intersectional Vulnerability and Mass Incarceration: Does Black Male Liberation Lead to Black Female Liberation?
Jilisa Milton
Alternative Courts for Females in the Juvenile Justice System
Aubrey Moore
Juvenile Justice: Implementing Forensic Placements for Social Work Students
Ira Arthell Neighbors, Derrick Freeman, Gail Wise, Claude Montegut
Advocating for Addicted Clients in the Criminal Justice System
Lisa Newman-Polk, Sarah Coughlin
Understanding the Rise of Digi-Punishment in African American Communities
Stacey Patton, PhD
Revisiting the Social Work/ Law Enforcement Continuum for Domestic Violence Offenders: A discussion of individual work within a macro, social justice context.
Cherron Petruzzi
Child Protection and Custody Conflict: Should Forensic Social Workers or the Courts be the “Gatekeepers” of the Reliable and Ethical Use of Social Science?
Dana Prescott, Diane Tennies
Enhancing social justice by preventing out of home placements for youth adjudicated delinquent and dependent: An evaluation of Preventative Aftercare services
David Pugh, Elaine Rinfrette, Mary Wilcox
Polyvictimization in Later Life
Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Trudy Gregorie, Patricia Brownell
Assessing and Advocating for Crossover Youth
Jacoba Rock
A retrospective exploration of risk, need, and responsivity considerations of a case study involving a high risk violent young offender
Heidi Rodgers, Simeon Hanson, Troy Allen
Mitigation University
Victoria Rusk, Shreya Mandal
The Influence of Public Investment on Resident Engagement Within Low-Income Neighborhoods
Nathalie Saltikoff, Kylie Isenberg
Women Killings in Jordan: Indicators of the Changing Jordanian Society, a Comparison with Guatemala where Homicidal Violence Against Women/Femicide is Common, and Implications for Forensic Social Workers
Taghreed M. Sarhan, Karen Rotabi
Justice for all: Elevating the victims’ voice in the era of justice reinvestment
Patricia Sattler
Transforming delivery of mental health services in a large correctional system: The role of Forensic Social Work within a collaborative model Ronald Schoelerman, Daniel Antonius, Cally Graham
Efficicay and Satisfaction with Voluntary Instructional Programming (VIP) Offered to a Young Male Incarcerated Jail Population
Ronald Schoelerman, Daniel Antonius
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help
Steven Simring
The Lived Experiences of African American Fathers’ Struggle with Reentry, Recidivism, and Reunification
Precious Skinner-Osei
Repairing Serious Harms with High-Risk Victim Offender Dialogue Shannon Sliva
Stigma, Self & Survival: Living Incarcerated with HIV
Amy Smoyer
“Persistence” and “Desistance” Narratives; Returning Citizens and the Freddie Gray Uprising
Maurice Vann
Using Maslow’s Hierarchy to reach self fulfillment for current and former parolees
Rolanda Ward, Cindi McEachon
Ethical and Boundary Issues of Forensic Social Work in Conducting Sex Offender Risk Assessment Reports and Testifying as Expert Witness in Sentencing
Ronald Weiner
Solitary Confinement: Past, Present, and Future
Ali Winters
Brain developments role in criminal behavior
Drew Winters