JEDI - Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The NASW ME Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee mission is to advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our Chapter, our profession, our workplaces, schools of social work, and our communities. Social Workers have an ethical responsibility to advocate for social justice, educate ourselves, demonstrate awareness and cultural humility, and demonstrate understanding of the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic status, mental or physical ability, and other personal affiliations.
Nominations and Elections Committee
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCLLI) is responsible
for conducting the chapter's nominations, selection, and election process in
accordance with the standards for NASW Chapter Nominations
The Ethics Committee
is now a combined effort with the NH & VT Chapters entitled "NNE
Ethics Forum". Join us for our monthly collaboration where you can ask
your ethical concerns and participate in hypothetical-scenario roundtables.
Ethics CEUs may be available!
School Social Work Committee
The NASW ME School Social Work Committee advocates on behalf of school social work in their efforts to reduce barriers to student academic growth and success.
Action for Candidate Election) Committee helps elect candidates to public
office who support legislation and policies that are consistent with the goals
of the social work profession and the needs of those who are served by the
social work profession in Maine. The Committee also promotes NASW’s Advocacy
Agenda through political action and/or through support of candidates and
promotes political education and full participation in the electoral process
among members of the social work profession.
Chairperson: Julie Schirmer
The Policy Committee
reviews and sets priorities for legislation sessions, provides testimony, and
assists the Executive Director with advocacy efforts around public policy
issues that impact vulnerable populations, both within Maine and nationally.
Continuing Education Committee
Chairperson: Wendy St. Pierre
All social workers
licensed by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure are required to
obtain continuing education (CE) as a condition for renewal of their licenses.
Licensees must complete the required amount of continuing education hours prior
to the renewal of their license. Continuing education promotes and enhances
their professional competence. This committee aims to help NASW Maine social
workers achieve their professional development goals.