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NASW CEO Angelo McClain on the NASW and the Impact of COVID-19 on our Criminal Justice System

Email from April 15, 2020   Dear Moya: It is important for me to restate that NASW is deeply involved with COVID-19 jails, prisons, juvenile detention, and immigrant detention issues. For example, last week, we disseminated Justice Roundtable’s…
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Racism is America’s Human Stain; Black Lives Matter By Mildred “Mit” Joyner

Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, MSW, LCSW is the incoming President of the NASW. She is professor emerita of social work at West Chester University (WCU) in Pennsylvania. Joyner received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio,…
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ICE Detention: Government-sponsored, Hate-filled Disruption of Immigrants’ and their Families’ Lives: What Can We Do?

Article and Statement by: Moya Atkinson Below we are highlighting the cruel and inhuman treatment of immigrants and their children in the U.S. and ways in which social workers can help. Let us not forget, however, that what is awaiting…
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A Second Call to NASW Chapter Execs to End Solitary Confinement

Moya Atkinson, former NASW-MD E.D. (1993-2002) and Member; Co-founder of Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement (SWASC) On February 2, 2019, at my request, the NASW-MD Executive Director forwarded the email below to the 55 chapter executive…
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Why Did NASW Neglect to Tell Members About Suicide in Correctional Facilities?

Moya Atkinson, MSW, co-founder of Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement (SWASC) Alison Lauro’s timely ten-page article Suicide Rates on the Rise that appeared in NASW’s Social Work Advocates’ failed to mention the…