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  • NASW-IL Staff

Social Justice Brief: Addressing COVID-19 and Correctional Facilities - A Social Work Imperative

Updated: Jan 4, 2021


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.

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