The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system. Originally founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world.
The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) aims to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community.
CCI and CASES will discuss how social workers are integral to criminal justice reform, how social workers make their programs run, as well as the challenges and rewards of working in the criminal justice system. They will also discuss current career opportunities at their organizations.
Giles Malieckal joined CASES in August 2016 to lead the newly created Manhattan Supervised Release program. He is a clinically trained social worker (LCSW) with over 14 years of experience working in social service settings at the intersections of behavioral health, child welfare, homelessness and criminal justice court-based diversion. In addition to currently serving as the Senior Director of Pretrial Services at CASES, Giles led the Safety Committee of the agency to develop guidelines and procedures to assist both staff and participants. Giles holds a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service as well as an undergraduate degree in History from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
** All Professional Development Workshops will be recorded and made available to current GSS students through the GSS youtube channel**
This event is open to students.