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Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 9:35AM

Smart Decarceration Moves Forward

Efforts to reform our nation’s broken criminal justice system at the federal level have stalled in the current dysfunctional environment, but they are not quite dead. Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, chair of the Judiciary Committee, joined with Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois to reintroduce a bill they…

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 @ 9:48AM

Clark-Fox Policy Institute to Hold Briefing on Human Trafficking

The sexual exploitation of women is finally receiving the public attention needed to end this gruesome activity. The question remains whether this will be a sustained campaign or another moral issue that gains exposure and fade in time. Somehow this feels like it will last for a while as women…

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:03AM

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Supreme Court Deliberates

In what may be its biggest decision since Bush v Gore, for all intents and purposes, handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating Gill v. Whitford, deciding the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative district lines drawn by the Republican majority in 2010…

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 10:59AM

Brown School in Solidarity with Community Protests

St. Louis was ground zero for the ongoing struggle for social justice as scores of students and faculty at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis joined protesters to voice their displeasure in the wake of the acquittal of former police officer, Jason…

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 @ 8:58AM

Macro Social Work Marches On

Two social work events of note will take place in the coming weeks. On Thursday, September 28th, the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will host its 5th Annual Macro Social Work Conference at the Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD…

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