The Academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work that advances social good.
The Academy has been established to:
- Encourage and recognize outstanding research, scholarship, and practice that contribute to a sustainable, equitable, and just future.
- Inform social policy by serving as a frontline source of information for the social work profession as well as Congress and other government agencies and non-government entities charged with advancing the public good.
- Promote the examination of social policy and the application of research to test alternative policies, programs, and practices for their impact on society.
- Celebrate excellence in social work and social welfare research, education, and practice.
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