Our faculty and staff are committed to advancing racial equity, and one of the most important vehicles is the national Grand Challenges for Social Work. We’ve created four webinars to highlight this initiative.
The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration, spending $52 billion a year on correctional supervision and another $948 billion in related social costs.
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2017, March). Reverse civic and legal exclusions for persons with criminal charges and convictions (Policy Action No. 9.1). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative.
Grier and Johnson presented an overview of the Grand Challenges and expanded on two Grand Challenges: “Promote smart decarceration,” and “Build financial capability and assets for all.”
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2016). From mass incarceration to effective and sustainable decarceration: Conference report (CSD Conference Report No. 16-43). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.