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               Announcing the 32nd annual 2015 NOFSW Conference:              Forensic Practice: Promoting Social Justice for All Through Policy and Practice Reform

August 21-23, 2015, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

       Deadline for abstract submission extended to May 5, 2015.  

                 Click here to submit your abstract

THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK was established to provide for the advancement of education in the field of forensic social work through:

  • Annual Conferences
  • Newsletter Publication
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Political Action
  • Professional Journal

Thereby enhancing the professional activities of forensic practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.

NOFSW Anti-Racism Statement:

The National Organization of Forensic Social Work joins in solidarity with other professional practice organizations in standing together with widespread communities working to address and dismantle racism.  And we grieve the recent events in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Phoenix, Saratoga Springs, Sanford, and elsewhere.  Because of our unique work with legal systems, we wrestle with their (and thus, our) perpetuation of structural oppression, dis-empowerment, and violence.  We also recognize that legal systems can help protect the vulnerable, care for the maltreated, and advocate for the voiceless.  So, it is in this vein that we stand with those working towards promoting just, anti-racist, and empowering change.To that end, we continue in our commitment to prepare social workers and allied professionals to:

  • Dismantle racism and challenge institutionalized prejudice and oppression while supporting those most affected by these practices
  • Engage in critical personal and institutional reflection and examination and foster collaborative dialogue to address racism across the various systems of power and privilege, oppression, and discrimination
  • Work toward system, policy, and practice reform to ensure “justice for all”

 

 

Click here for a copy of the 2014 NOFSW Annual Report.