Public Safety Through Treatment: A New Direction for County Corrections

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Greenfield, MA Public Safety Through Treatment: A New Direction for County Corrections Publication Social Work Voice November 2018Download Levin Schwartz, LICSW SOCIAL WORK VOICE | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 11 Amid a national opioid epidemic, the political context continues to lean toward the over incarceration of people struggling with addiction and mental health. Typically, people are… Continue reading Public Safety Through Treatment: A New Direction for County Corrections

Reflections on clinical reentry programs behind the walls

DBT and ACT in a Correctional Facility My team has taken great strides in the past five years and I am continuously impressed and motivated by both my colleagues and the complexity of our pursuit; reducing recidivism by enhancing our client’s capacities to attain, make stronger, and generalize the skills they need in-order to pursue… Continue reading Reflections on clinical reentry programs behind the walls

Can This Small Town Lead America in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

By Mattea Kramer Downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts Chris Sheperd lost 14 friends to heroin overdoses, including a girlfriend who was pregnant with his child. But what made him stop using heroin was an organic gardening class he took while incarcerated in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Ninety minutes west of Boston, Greenfield has a population of 17,000, and like… Continue reading Can This Small Town Lead America in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Welcome

Levin Schwartz, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker, whose primary training occurred at Smith College’s MSW program and at the Veterans Administration on the Specialized Inpatient PTSD Unit. Levin currently holds multiple positions in the greater community of Western Massachusetts.  Levin is the Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Clinical & Reentry Services at the… Continue reading Welcome