2020 NOFSW Conference Call for Presentation Abstracts and Registration

(abstract submission deadline February 1, 2020)

2020 NOFSW Conference
June 16-19, 2020
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

Forging a Path Toward Equity

Routes towards equity look different for all types of helping professionals. A forensic social worker might contemplate “how could clients, families, communities, organizations, laws, policies, and outcomes be different if I am truly successful at what I do?” The possibilities are limitless…

  • Extra-legal factors including race/ethnicity would not influence encounters with law enforcement and the courts, which would in turn decrease disparities in juvenile and justice systems.
  • Service providers would better understand their clients mental and physical health, substance abuse challenges, and trauma histories and be able to treat them more effectively.
  • Prevention practices would supersede punitive practices such that diversion, restorative justice, mediation, specialty courts, etc. are provided more often than punishment and incapacitation.
  •  Cycles of domestic violence would be broken.
  • Zip codes would no longer correlate to better or worse health outcomes, longer or shorter life expectancies, or the likelihood of going to college or getting a job.

As forensic social workers, we are uniquely positioned to forge pathways to equity, today and for generations to come.

With a focus on diversity, access, inclusion, and deep respect for lived experience, we invite you to partner with NOFSW to gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies to address explicit/implicit bias and advantage/oppression at micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Join us in New Orleans for the 37th annual conference to become a forensic social work Equity Trailblazer!

Abstract Submission form

Online Conference Registration

2020 NOFSW Conference Registration Form 11.4.19 (pdf)