2021 began with news that the police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake would not be charged with any crime. …


Affirming the Call for Social Work to Fully Support Defunding the Police

The murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, at the same time that a deadly pandemic is exposing the failings of our systems of care, has created a unique moment for the profession of social work to…


An Open Letter to NASW and Allied Organizations on Social Work’s Relationship with Law Enforcement

Update: Thank you to everyone who signed on to this letter. We received 1,140 signatures and submitted these to NASW on June 22, 2020.

As social workers, we are encouraged by the recent attention our…

Alan Dettlaff

Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

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