Social Justice Issue Briefs


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.

The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.


For more information about Social Justice Issue Briefs, contact: 

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