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2021 NOFSW Virtual Conference



2021 NOFSW Virtual Conference

June 16-18, 2021

Forging a Path Towards Equity



2021 NOFSW Virtual Conference Information and Registration

Routes towards equity look different for all types of helping professionals. A forensic social worker might contemplate “how could clients, families, communities, organizations, laws, policies, and outcomes be different if I am truly successful at what I do?” The possibilities are limitless…

  • Extra-legal factors including race/ethnicity would not influence encounters with law enforcement and the courts, which would in turn decrease disparities in juvenile and justice systems.

  • Service providers would better understand their clients mental and physical health, substance abuse challenges, and trauma histories and be able to treat them more effectively.

  • Prevention practices would supersede punitive practices such that diversion, restorative justice, mediation, specialty courts, etc. are provided more often than punishment and incapacitation.

  •  Cycles of domestic violence would be broken.

  • Zip codes would no longer correlate to better or worse health outcomes, longer or shorter life expectancies, or the likelihood of going to college or getting a job.

As forensic social workers, we are uniquely positioned to forge pathways to equity, today and for generations to come.

With a focus on diversity, access, inclusion, and deep respect for lived experience, we invite you to partner with NOFSW to gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies to address explicit/implicit bias and advantage/oppression at micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Join us virtually for the 37th annual conference to become a forensic social work Equity Trailblazer!

Conference Tracks and Sessions



1. social worker/attorney cooperation/collaboration (workshops 1, 4, 7, 10)

2. school/juvenile justice issues (workshops 2, 5, 8, 11)

3. work with incarcerated individuals (workshops 3, 6, 9, 12)



1. social work education topics (workshops 13, 16, 19, 22)

2. re-entry into the community topics (workshops 14, 17, 20, 23)

3. criminal defense topics (workshops 15, 18, 21, 24)



1. community response topics (workshops 25, 28, 31)

2. law enforcement/social work topics (workshops 26, 29, 32)

3. mental/behavioral health topics (workshops 27, 30, 33)

Conference Brochure

Conference Online Registration

Continuing Education Credit Information

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