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 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Susan A. McCarter and Ms. Tierra Durant as the winners for the 2023 Journal of Forensic Social Work Article of the year! Their piece, "Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) in Juvenile Justice: What does it Mean and Does it Matter?” was empirically shown to have the most significant impact of any article in the past year. Please join us in celebrating Dr. McCarter and Ms. Durant!


JoFSW is now live! New articles now available


2023 NOFSW Conference is now the NOFSW Certificate Series June 6-8, 2023 

(The 2023 NOFSW Certificate Series will be held in a virtual format only) 

Online Registration is now open 

June 6, 2023 - Forensic Social Work Certificate Program: Foundation Skills for Forensic Social Work 

June 7, 2023 - Mitigation Certificate Program

June 8, 2023 - Advanced Forensic Social Work Certificate Program: Forensic Court Systems, Reporting and Testifying

Benefits of NOFSW Membership


*Be a part of the only professional organization focusing specifically on forensic social work,

*Apply discounts to registration for the NOFSW annual conference, and the foundation and advanced FSW certificate programs. 

*Receive our monthly Open Court newsletter (featuring FSW publications, educational events, news and employment opportunities),

*Access the Journal of Forensic Social Work (JoFSW),

*Participate in free webinars (includes ce credit),

*Network with other forensic social workers and mental health professionals,

*and more!  

National Organization 
of Forensic Social Work


The National Organization of Forensic Social Work endeavors to advance social justice through the interprofessional collaboration of human service and legal systems.

-NOFSW Vision Statement

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