Sheila McCarthy

Sheila McCarthy, LMSW

Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance, Center for Justice Innovation

Sheila E. McCarthy is a senior program manager for the Center’s Technical Assistance department, leading and delivering a wide range of onsite and remote technical assistance projects including drug/opioid court teleservices initiatives, statewide strategic plans, and training events. Prior to joining the Technical Assistance team, Ms. McCarthy worked for the New York State Unified Court System for over a decade in several capacities within family court. Her career in the court system began as a coordinator for a program aimed at increasing offender accountability in domestic violence cases in Queens Family Court. She then transitioned to a Citywide position with the Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, a federally funded initiative that supports the family court’s mandate to promote the safety, permanence and well-being of abused and neglected children. Her last position before joining the Center was focused on a statewide initiative aimed at improving the child welfare, family court, and chemical dependency systems. In addition to her macro level work, Sheila has experience directly serving clients ranging from victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, to assisting criminal justice involved individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and a M.S.W. from Columbia University School of Social Work.