Thank you to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins, State Representative Mary E. Flowers, and the support of NASW-Illinois Chapter members—their collective effort resulted in the signing of Senate Bill 2136 (SB 2136) into law on August 27, 2021, amending the the Criminal Identification Act and providing that Illinois State Police and all law enforcement agencies within the state shall automatically expunge all criminal history records of a conviction for felony prostitution committed prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act. The NASW-Illinois Chapter supported this bill which took effect immediately.
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 120,000 members. The NASW-Illinois Chapter is one of the association's largest chapters representing over 20.000 licensed Illinois social workers and school social workers, with over 5,000 active members. NASW strives to advance social work careers, grow social work businesses, and protect the profession.