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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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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 @ 9:30AM

Will Young Voters Come of Age in 2018?

It may be now or never young people. If another round of elections goes by with many of you standing on the sidelines, it may be too late to turn this ship around. Too many of you sat out while Donald Trump gave you 30 years of Neil Gorsuch on…

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Thursday, December 21st, 2017 @ 9:21AM

Got Any Fresh Ideas?

President Donald Trump is the manifestation of the dysfunction of the political processes in the United States—a dysfunction born out of the propertied class seeking disproportionate control over government to promote an agenda that favors their interests which is getting richer. They are the owners of real estate and large…

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Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 9:38AM

The Future of Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the profession’s accreditation body, is rethinking its blueprint for training social workers for future generations. President Darla Spence Coffey and Board Chair Barbara Shank are spearheading the initiative, Envisioning the Future of Social Work, that will identify trends likely to impact social work…

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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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