- Raise the Age: NC is one of two states that still prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults in minor crimes. This has a significant impact on their future. Find out more about the issue and what you can do here. We continue to work with legislators on the possibility of making this become law.
- Provisional Licensure: ***ATTENTION P-LCSWs: Please click here for an important notice regarding the title change of PLCSWs to Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). This change is effective immediately.
See more about this change from the NC Social Work Licensure Board, here. This change is effective immediately and ONLY changes the title!
- What are YOUR voting rights? Check out Democracy, NC's Voter Bill of Rights. Also, check out Myths of Voting.
- Marriage Amendment: NASW-NC was OPPOSED to this amendment that was voted on May 8th, 2012. Click here for NASW-NC's position statement. Resources for LBGT Families: Protecting Families: Standards for LBGT Familes
Voter guides to help you at the polls-
Amendment One Voter Guide
Social Work Voter Guide
- The Division of Medical Assistance, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, had previously requested comments on the Medicaid 8C Policy. NASW-NC and our members have had valuable input. We have submitted the following recommendations to the Division alongside our other behavioral health group professionals. Click here to view our suggestions.
- What should you do about Medicaid Fraud? In collaboration with other behavioral health professionals, we have developed a document to help you recognize fraud and report it. For more information, click here.
- Disability Rights NC (DRNC) investigated Adult Care Homes(ACH) last year and filed a lawsuit according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) after a terrifying results. The investigation reported on ACHs across the state to see where persons living with mental illness are often placed. This July, The US Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled NC was not compiling with the ADA. You can read the letter to NC's Attorney General here with the DOJ's findings and summary.
- Mental Health Parity Law Brought No Cut in Benefits