Rosemarie Salinger, LMSW is currently a Supervisor with The New York City Department of Probation. Throughout her over 25 years of experience, she has been involved in many facets of community corrections including: supervising high risk clients, facilitating cognitive behavioral groups with adolescent young men, DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Court, Sex Offender caseloads and as a trainer with the Division of Staff and Organizational Development.
Rosemarie received a BA in Psychology from Oneonta State University and a MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. Her professional accreditation includes Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS), Global Career Development Facilitator Certification through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), Certified Facilitator of Thinking for a Change, a cognitive behavior change program, Mental Health First Aid USA, Hazard Communication/Right to Know Training, Mandated Reporter, Evidence Based Practices, Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), Assistant Adjunct Professor at New York University and an authorized Youth Thrive Instructor. In addition, Rosemarie is a Certified General Topics Instructor and a lead trainer for Fundamentals of Probation Practice. She honed and refined her MI skillset through Basic and Advanced Motivational Interviewing training with New York State DCJS and teaches MI to Probation Officers as part of their fundamental and ongoing staff development.
As a team member of TVG, she brings her criminal justice experience in working with both juveniles and adults. It is her philosophy that as a change agent working with justice involved clients, it requires both Risk Management and Risk Reduction, hence the utilization of motivational interviewing skills to engage and build rapport with the end in mind to influence others to positively change their lives.