The Metro DC Chapter is one of 55 chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. Our 1,100-plus members serve all populations, including children, adolescents, families, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and others. They also serve clients in every DC ward and work setting, as well as in the DC metropolitan area such as Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland.

This In the News section features the latest articles and news from the Metro DC Chapter, including press releases, policy or issue statements, professional and licensing updates, training announcements, and other content relevant to the work of Metro DC social workers.

If you are a member of the media seeking an interview, comment, or answer to questions, please contact Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, at     

Early Voting is Open! Vote before 7p.m., June 10-19

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NASW DC Metro Chapter PACE, political action committee of NASW DC Metro, has made the following indorsements for the 21st DC Democratic Primary:

  1. Mayor- Robert White- Current At-Large Councilmember
  2. Chair- Erin Palmer- Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
  3. Ward 1- Brianne Nadeau-Current Ward 1 Councilmember
  4. Ward 5- Zachary Parker- Former DC State Board of Education President 2021’  


Early voting centers are open June 10 through June 19 from 8:30am - 7:00pm