Criminal Justice and Corrections Social Work Special Interest Group

Wednesday, June 24 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM [EST]

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Wednesday, June 24 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM [EST]

Please join NASW-NJ's Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson, MSW, and Jeffery Dickert, PhD, LCSW, for a discussion for justice and corrections Social Workers to share your thoughts on current events, how it is impacting your work, and your thoughts on how Social Workers should move forward in this area.

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For more information, contact Helen French at hfrench.nasw@socialworkers.org

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Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director of NASW-NJ & DE

Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure. In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles throughout New Jersey. She resides in Bound Brook with her husband and son. When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son's school.

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About Jennifer Thompson, MSW

Executive Director of NASW-NJ & DE
Jeffery Dickert, PhD, LCSW
Former Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care.

Jeff is retired and volunteering with Habitat, Red Cross Blood and NASW-NJ . Formerly, he was Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care. Prior to that he held clinical and administrative mental health positions, primarily in the public sector. He received his BA in Social Work (Phi Beta Kappa) and MSW from Catholic University of America and PhD (Social Work) from Rutgers.

About Jeffery Dickert, PhD, LCSW

Former Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care.