Social Justice

Five social justice priorities serve as guiding principles for NASW's national office and Chapters. They are: 

  • Voting rights
  • Criminal justice
  • Juvenile justice
  • Immigration reform
  • Economic justice/equity

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Help Immigrant Children Separated from Their Families

There are a number of ways that social workers can help immigrants who have been separated from their families.

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Social Work Talks

Social Work Talks Podcast

On episode 5 of NASW Social Work Talks, we discuss NASW's social justice initiatives.

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As social workers we can and should take social action and pursue social justice.

These values are embedded in our Code of Ethics and in our profession. This focus is what makes us unique than other mental health disciplines.

-- Janlee Wong, MSW, Executive Director, NASW California Chapter


For more information about NASW's social justice initiatives, contact: 

Melvin H. Wilson, LCSW
Manager, Social Justice & Human Rights