Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.
609 Peninsula Boulevard
Woodmere, NY 11598
Forensic Psychology Consulting PLLC
999 Central Avenue--Suite 102
Woodmere, NY 11598
Dr. Joe Scroppo is a forensic psychologist and attorney. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Scroppo has been appointed to New York's First and Second Judicial Departments' panels of certified expert witnesses in both criminal and family/juvenile proceedings and has served as an expert mental-health consultant in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation.
Dr. Scroppo is the former Director of the North Shore University Hospital Forensic Psychiatry Program. He has consulted for numerous public and private agencies, including The Federal Defenders, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, the Legal Aid Society, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Corporation Counsel, and the New York—New Jersey Port Authority Police Department.
Dr. Scroppo's prior experience includes positions as a Senior Forensic Psychologist for the New York City Family Court and as a Supervising Psychologist at the New York City Rikers Island Jail.
Dr. Scroppo received a B.A. (with Honors) from the University of Chicago, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Adelphi University Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, and his J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from St. John’s University School of Law.
Dr. Scroppo serves as an expert mental-health consultant in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters, including:
-- competency to stand trial
-- mental-state criminal defenses
-- civil psychiatric commitment
-- fitness for duty
-- personal injury/psychological damages
-- testamentary capacity
-- child custody
-- sex offender civil commitment
Dr. Scroppo also teaches law students, lawyers, judges, and psychology students about the interface of law and mental health.
He also maintains an active psychotherapy practice with children, adults, and families as well as a private legal practice.
Areas of Expertise
Issues at the intersection of mental health and the law