Thank you to those who attended our quarterly Social Work Policy Consortium – A Necessary Change: The Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail on October 28! This free workshop examined how social workers played a role in the closing of the LA Men’s Central Jail, and the struggles they faced to actualize this plan. This real-world example of justice-related change highlights how social workers can advocate for local level change within their communities. For those who could not attend or would like to review the convening, we have the recorded event available to stream.
Are you a social work policy instructor interested in planning these quarterly convenings? Consider joining the Steering Committee! The committee helps plan and inform the quarterly Social Work Policy Consortium convenings, which are built to center the needs of social work policy instructors. The committee meets virtually for one hour every month. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your policy teaching experience and/or your resume for consideration. Our goal is to have representatives that reflect all diverse regions of the state.
Not a policy instructor but would like to participate in other NASW-CA’s Social Work Policy Consortiums? Check out our upcoming workshops below and stay tuned as we provide updates and additional details in the coming weeks.
Where Do Social Workers Fit In? | January 2023
Social Workers have the power to move change in our criminal justice systems, housing resources, healthcare policies, and much more at the local level.
Hear from staffers of local elected officials about ways you can ensure the Social Work voice is heard as you lead change in your community.
Lead Change and Advocate with NASW-CA at Legislative Lobby Days | April 16 & 17, 2023
A special opportunity will be announced for consortium members to learn about local-level change they can drive in their own communities. Stay tuned for more information or view our Legislative Lobby Days page.