Eliminating fees in the Alameda County juvenile justice system meaningfully reduced financial burdens on families
New research by Jaclyn Chambers, Karin Martin, and Jen Skeem shows that when Alameda County eliminated fees from its juvenile justice system in 2016, it dramatically reduced the likelihood and the amount of financial sanctions levied against families.Read more about Eliminating fees in the Alameda County juvenile justice system meaningfully reduced financial burdens on families
Department Manager Emiko Moran was interviewed by Berkeley News for her volunteer work with Common Humanity Collective, a mutual aid group that distributes DIY air purifiers for free in at-risk communities in the East Bay...Read more about As wildfire season advances, so does major DIY air purifier effort
The Netflix series Maid shows the harsh reality of navigating the complex world of public assistance and how devastating poverty in the U.S. can be. BuzzFeed journalist Lara McCaffrey interviewed assistant professor Yu-Ling Chang — among other experts — about how accurately Maid...Read more about Yu-Ling Chang interviewed by BuzzFeed about poverty and public assistance programs
Bart Grossman, Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Lillian Matsumoto, and others inducted into CA Social Work Hall of Distinction
Sunday, October 17, 2021 marked the induction ceremony for the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to social work and social welfare in California.
This year's inductees were:Gary Bess Chia-Chia Chien Bart...Read more about Bart Grossman, Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Lillian Matsumoto, and others inducted into CA Social Work Hall of Distinction
The National Academy of Medicine announced today that UC Berkeley professor and bioethicist Osagie K. Obasogie will be among 100 new members elected to join its ranks this year. Membership in the academy recognizes individuals who have...Read more about Professor Osagie Obasogie elected to National Academy of Medicine
"Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040.": Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe
This year's Seabury Lecture was delivered by Dr. Sean Joe on October 1, 2021 on the topic of "Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040."
Sean Joe, Ph.D., M.S.W. joined the Brown School at Washington University at St....Read more about "Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040.": Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe
Jessie García Gutierrez is a second-year student in the joint MSW/MPH program.What part of your Latinx heritage and culture are you most proud of?
I think historically and even to this day we're a really resilient community. I think that sometimes when we go into spaces...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Jessie García Gutierrez, MSW student and LCOEBH scholar
Sergio Serna, who joined the Field faculty this fall, is a licensed clinical social worker who has dedicated his career to working children and families engaged by the public child welfare system.
As we honor Latinx social workers during Latinx Heritage month,...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Q&A with Field Consultant Sergio R. Serna, LCSW
Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Professor Kurt Organista comments on the effectiveness of community health workers known as promotores de salud in easing anxieties within Latinx communitites about getting vaccinated.Read more about Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Associate Professor Tina Sacks is interviewed by Kai Risdall and Molly Wood on the Marketplace podcast "Make Me Smart." Sacks explains the ins and outs of the social safety net, what it looks like in practice, and whether the Democrats’ plan could make a real difference.Read more about Podcast: Tina Sacks explains the social safety net
“It takes a next-level kind of bravery to do what Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles did, but most athletes cannot afford to be that revolutionary,” said [associate professor Tina] Sacks. “Why aren’t there more Colin Kaepernicks? Because it takes a really extraordinary person to be able to buck...Read more about Breaking the cycle of shame about mental struggles in athletics
Initially active from 1989 to 2010, the Distinguished Alumni Award is being relaunched this year by the School of Social Welfare with support from the...Read more about Berkeley Social Welfare Distinguished Alumni Award: 2021 Honorees
Not long after graduating with an MSW in 1968, alum Ruth A. Davis picketed in front of Sproul Hall to advocate for the creation of a Black Studies department. She then set down her sign, headed to SFO, and boarded a plane to Washington DC to begin a long and illustrious career in the U.S....Read more about Diplomacy and social work: Ambassador Ruth A. Davis (MSW '68) looks back on a groundbreaking career
Erin Kerrison among UC Berkeley Recipients of $2 Million Grant to Build Criminal Justice Big Data Tools
A group of UC Berkeley researchers — including Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison — recently won a 3-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the useability of big criminal justice datasets for public defenders and others.
The new Effective Programming, Interaction,...Read more about Erin Kerrison among UC Berkeley Recipients of Million Grant to Build Criminal Justice Big Data Tools
"Black play does the job that we tend to not do, which is transform the places in which we find ourselves into places in which we live." PhD student Demond Hill talks with Science of Happiness podcast host Dascher Ketlner.Read more about PhD student Demond Hill on Science of Happiness podcast:
Read about Anu Manchikanti Gómez's involvement in Expecting Justice and the Abundant Birth project in San Franciso.Read more about Anu Manchikanti Gómez in SF Examiner: "How SF improves pregnancy care for communities of color"
The Alzheimer's Association and the NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) announced a new partnership today aimed at raising concern and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia, while also providing care and support resources for individuals and families impacted by dementia. To...Read more about Town Hall: "Team Up to End Alzheimer's – A Discussion on Brain Health and the Black Community"