Social Work and Criminal Legal System Directory

The purpose of the social work and criminal legal system website is to promote social work research and teaching at the intersection of these two areas. We do this by: 1) Promoting networking among social work academics who do research in or teach about criminal legal systems via a directory of interest areas and contact information; and 2) Providing instructional resources for social work faculty interested in teaching about criminal legal-related issues. Learn more here.

Grand Challenges for Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work, the flagship program of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW), is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science. It’s a call to action for social work researchers and practitioners to:

  • Harness social work’s science and knowledge base;
  • Collaborate with individuals, community-based organizations, and professionals from all fields and disciplines; and
  • Work together to tackle some of our toughest social problems.

“Promote Smart Decarceration” is one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Learn more here.