Social Justice

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Social Justice Priorities

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

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Social Justice Briefs

Challenges of Refugee Resettlement: Policy and Psychosocial Factors

This social justice brief discusses, analyzes, and makes policy recommendations about the process for obtaining refugee status and resettlement in the United States.


The Color of Juvenile Transfer: Policy & Practice Recommendations

In every state in the nation, youth under age 18 are eligible to be transferred from juvenile court to adult court. Black youth are approximately 14% of the total youth population, but 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges who believe the youth cannot benefit from the services of their court.


Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Families: Analysis of Federal Government Policies and Procedures

National policies on responding to families and unaccompanied minors, particularly those entering at the Mexico-U.S. border, have taken a sharp turn as the Trump administration implemented the so-called zero-tolerance policy. This policy has contributed to potentially life-long harm to both parents and children who are entangled in this morass.

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Contact


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

Melvin H. Wilson, LCSW
NASW Senior Policy Consultant on Social Justice

mwilson.nasw@socialworkers.org


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Child Migrant Protection Toolkit

Learn how NASW and our members are addressing this humanitarian crisis and what you can do to help.

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Social Work Talks

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Social Work Blog

Read articles about social justice issues related to social work.

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