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.
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.