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Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


NASW Tennessee Chapter applauds decision to grant Cyntoia Brown clemency


NASHVILLE, TN -- The NASW Tennessee Chapter applauds Governor Bill Haslam’s action in granting clemency to Cyntoia Brown. 

The Tennessee Chapter wrote Haslam in 2018 urging him to grant clemency. 

Haslam has demonstrated a consistent commitment to improving the lives of Tennessee’s children and youth. We appreciate his careful review and action on this case where a 16 year old was sentenced to life in prison.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.