The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer “A Social Work Perspective: What’s Correct in Corrections?” on Thursday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Currently there are 7 million people involved in the correctional system in the US. Corrections encompasses the punishment, treatment, and supervision of persons who have been convicted of crimes, which commonly include imprisonment, parole and probation. However, the system affects more than the convicted individual, it affects families, neighborhoods, communities and our nation as a whole. Included will be an examination of the cross section of mental health and addiction and the confounding role each plays in policy and practice. This course critically examines the influence, effects and outcomes of our current system correctional system and how we in human services can address the implications of this system before, during and after.

Brief overview of the history and evolution of the structure and purpose of corrections;

Explore the policies and economics of corrections and consequences for individuals from diverse groups;
Highlight present-day controversies related to corrections from a systems perspective;
Recognize the ethical principles that guide social work practice in criminal justice settings;
Explore aspects of prison reform and community corrections.
Currently, registration for this program, which is four Continuing Education Contact Hours, is full, but for more information about this and other continuing education workshops, contact: Bette Thoreck,, 315-443-5567.

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