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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 driggs.naswdc@socialworkers.org.     


NASW Metro DC Chapter-Endorsed Councilmember Robert White Wins His Democratic Primary June 4




At-Large DC Councilmember Robert White—whom the NASW Metro DC Chapter endorsed for a second term—overwhelmingly won the Democratic primary June 4. 

White is a longtime advocate for the social work profession and the chapter’s social and racial justice policies. 

“Congratulations, Councilmember White, and thank you to each DC social worker who took time to vote,” said Executive Director Debra Riggs. “As our Code of Ethics demands, civic engagement is core to social work, and I am so pleased that the chapter’s support of this important candidate helped lead to his electoral success.”