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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 @ 8:38AM

Social Workers Ready to Tackle Politics

CRISP conducted its second Political Boot Camp and Media Training last week. Twenty MSW students and recent graduates attended the training held at Trinity Washington University in the District of Columbia from Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11. Participants came to acquire knowledge and skills that would bolster their…

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Monday, June 18th, 2018 @ 8:52AM

Congressional Social Workers Decry Policy Separating Families

Led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, five social workers in the House of Representatives released a statement on the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents. Joining Congresswoman Lee were Congresswomen Karen…

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Monday, May 21st, 2018 @ 9:13AM

Saving Children with Incarcerated Parents

Dr. Angelique Day, an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle, organized a congressional briefing Thursday in the Rayburn House Office Building in conjunction with the office of Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-), the ranking member of the Human Resources subcommittee of the House Committee…

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 @ 1:09PM

Grand Challenge is a Focus of Social Work Day on the Hill

March is Social Work Month and the time CRISP holds its Student Advocacy Day and Social Work Day on the Hill events. On Wednesday, March 21st at 9:00 a.m. we will be back at the National Press Club for our annual Policy and Politics Forum that will feature the work…

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 @ 8:59AM

Social Workers Could Get Behind Bail Reform

Chicago Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL-7) is the latest to introduce legislation to curb the use of monetary bail as a condition for pre-trial release. His bill—H.R. 4833, the Bail Fairness Act of 2018—would require states to provide non-monetary release for all arrestees charged with a non-violent misdemeanor with no…

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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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