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2017 School of Social Work Award Recipients

June 2, 2017

BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Award–  McKenzie Hammer John K. Gibson Award in Social Work–  Amanda Murasko Mark P. Hale Award for Scholarship–  Fabiola Villalpando School of Social Work Alumni Association Award–  Olivia Pinsof Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Award–  Nancy Perez BSW FIELD AWARDS Excellence in Field Award–  Catherine Lesmeister Fund for ... Read more

DNA May Have Only Modest Impact on Sexual Assault Arrests

May 23, 2017

Most arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of cases. The paper is among the first studies to examine the impact of DNA on sexual assault arrest rates, although the researchers said the findings ... Read more

The 26th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture

March 20, 2017

A Distant Hope: Struggle for Social Justice in Yemen Guest Lecturer: Yasin Al-Qubati April 19, 2017 4:00 p.m. I-Hotel and Conference Center Alma Mater Room 1900 S. First Street Champaign, IL Yasin Al-Qubati, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and General Secretary of the Yemen Society of Leprosy and Tuberculosis Elimination, has treated many of the ... Read more

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Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report For 2015 Released

February 15, 2017

The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois recently completed the Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report for 2015.   The purpose of the report is to provide key stakeholders, including IL Supreme Court Justices and Judiciary, County Boards, State’s Attorneys, Juvenile Detention Superintendents, Juvenile Justice ... Read more

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Implementing the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative

February 15, 2017

Paula S. Nurius, University of Washington Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education Rowena Fong, University of Texas at Austin Wynne Sandra Korr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ruth McRoy, Boston College The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI) reflects the power and potential of social work to accelerate social innovations and resolve ... Read more