Charles Lewis • Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

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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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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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