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Elizabeth Allen, MSW, LCSW

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Research Interests

Elizabeth Allen, MSW, LCSW recently retired after working with justice-involved women for over twenty years.  Elizabeth is currently an adjunct faculty member for Simmons College and SCSU, and plans on defending her dissertation, “Justice-Involved women and the redemptive self:  The Role of Hope, Empowerment, Self-Efficacy and Disordered Neighborhoods on the Redemptive Self in 2016.  Her research interests span micro and macro practice, including empowerment and trauma-informed practice with justice-involved women, racial and gender inequities in criminal justice, mass incarceration and desistance and the response from the social work profession.  Elizabeth currently has two articles for publication under review,

“A Brief High School Prevention Program to Decrease Alcohol Usage and Change Social Norms.” Social Work Research and “Our Stories-Our Journey:  An Empowerment Group Approach for Justice-Involved Women Using Pecha-Kucha” in Social Work with Groups.


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Curriculum Vitae

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