Social Justice Briefs

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NASW has set five social justice priorities to address over the next year — voting rights, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, immigration reform and economic justice and equity.

Within this set of social justice priorities are four sub-priorities – health and behavioral health equity, racial and population-based discrimination, matters involving courts such as U.S. Supreme Court and federal judge nominations and environmental justice.

Social Justice Issue Briefs provide an overview of these topics in a focused, researched and concise package.

Congressional Briefing

"Black Lives Matter: Social Work and the Future of Policing"

This July 2020 briefing, co-sponsored by NASW, highlights challenges and solutions for achieving equal opportunity and justice, promoting smart decarceration and eliminating racism.