||Henry A. Dlugacz, MSW, JD |
Henry A. Dlugacz, MSW, JD, is an attorney and social worker who has devoted most of his career of over thirty years to improving correctional mental health and reentry services in the United States. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at New York Medical College, a partner in the New York law-firm of Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP, and an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. Co-founder and former co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Section’s Committee on Mental Health Issues, he is the former director of mental health and acting assistance program director for the St. Vincent’s Hospital Prison Health Services. Prior to these experiences, Mr. Dlugacz provided direct clinical treatment and assessment services on an inpatient and ambulatory care basis to people with mental disabilities confined in the New York City correctional system.
Mr. Dlugacz teaches, writes and lectures on related topics nationally and internationally. He is active as a court-appointed monitor and mediator of class action lawsuits involving correctional mental health care, forensic hospital care, and reentry planning for inmates with mental disorders.