Assertive Casework: A Study of the Methods of Thomas Augustine Judge, C.M., 1899-1933

Nicholas J Langenfeld, Fordham University


Social work has always existed under some form and history is the undying witness. For man from the beginning has so often been the victim of forces, sometimes from without, at other times from within society and/or himself, that were it not for the help of his fellowman as an individual or as a group, he might well have perished. History likewise reveals that work for the neighbor has been known by many names; has experienced many phases of development and has been influenced by the time and the milieu, with the manner of ministering to the neighbor varying and changing accordingly. Perhaps nowhere have these changes been more apparent than in the United States, while in point of time, the current century has been epochal. It is then within this framework that the present study is undertaken concerning a single individual, Thomas Augustine Judge, C.M., whose years of priestly labor, 1899 to 1933, in the United States establishes him of the time and of the milieu, and whose keen awareness of its social needs was equaled only by his courage and vision as he set about to minister to them.

Subject Area

Law|Law enforcement|Social work

Recommended Citation

Langenfeld, Nicholas J, "Assertive Casework: A Study of the Methods of Thomas Augustine Judge, C.M., 1899-1933" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509579.