Join us for the 32nd annual NOFSW Conference!
Forensic Practice: Promoting Social Justice for All
Through Policy and Practice Reform
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
August 21-23, 2015
Register now! (Early Bird Savings Through July 21)
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 mose affected by these practices.
- Engage in critical personal and institutional reflection and examination and foster collaborative dialogue to address racism across various systems of power and privilege, oppression and discrimination.
- Work toward system, policy, and practice reform to ensure “justice for all”.
This year’s conference will advance a new century of social justice, dignity, respect, and acceptance for all persons. Conferences attendees will increase their knowledge, values, and skills for working with forensic populations in healthcare, social service, and legal settings, including the courts and corrections.
Register Now (Early Bird Savings Through July 21)
Hotel and Travel Information (great hotel rate!)
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