Social Justice Brief: Addressing COVID-19 and Correctional Facilities - A Social Work Imperative
Updated: Jan 4
Alison O. Jordan, LCSW
ACOJA Consulting LLC
Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW
NASW Senior Policy Consultant
National Association of Social Workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly spread in many of the nation's jails and prisons. Policymakers, correctional staff, and public health service providers can play an important role in responding to the prevention and urgent service needs of people impacted by incarceration who are particularly vulnerable, directly and indirectly, to the effects of the novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19).
To read the NASW Social Justice Brief in full, click here.