Legislative Education & Advocacy Day

Legislative Education & Advocacy Day 2021 was held on March 8.

LEAD 2021 may have ended, but we captured all our fantastic presentations on video! 

Scroll down to access on-demand recordings of all five LEAD 2021 sessions and downloadable materials, plus our 2021 Advocacy Toolkit.

Educating the next generation of advocates is core to our values as a profession and chapter.  Each year, we host our annual Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD)  day which brings together hundreds of social work students and professionals from across the state in our state capital of Trenton. 

LEAD is designed to further social workers’ knowledge of the legislative process, grassroots advocacy, and major current statewide and national policy initiatives. Attendees hear from an array of passionate speakers from elected officials, the government sector, community organizers, and advocates. 

LEAD 2021 Agenda

Copy of LEAD


Get Our 2021 Advocacy Toolkit

Click the images below to access our LEAD 2021 videos on-demand.

LEAD 2021 Session 1

March 8, 2021 Session 1 The Legislative Process_ How a Bill Becomes a Law (1)

LEAD 2021 Session 2

March 8, 2021 Session 1 The Legislative Process_ How a Bill Becomes a Law (2)

LEAD 2021 Session 3

March 8, 2021 Session 1 The Legislative Process_ How a Bill Becomes a Law (3)

LEAD 2021 Session 4

March 8, 2021 Session 1 The Legislative Process_ How a Bill Becomes a Law (4)

LEAD 2021 Session 5

March 8, 2021 Session 1 The Legislative Process_ How a Bill Becomes a Law (5)

LEAD 2021 Downloadable Resources

Session 1

The Legislative Process Slide Presentation (NASW-NJ Spring 2021 Interns)

Session 4

Transforming Policing in Newark Toolkit (NJ Institute for Social Justice)

(Please note, Brooke Lewis's slides from session 4 are not available for distribution. Her organization's "Transforming Policing in Newark Toolkit" has been provided in its place.)


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Sponsor LEAD 2022!

LEAD Is made possible through the generous support of our partners who share our vision and values as well as a commitment to educating students about the legislative process so that they can be effective advocates in their own communities.  

You can support this work.

To do so, simply contact our Director of Education & Development at (732) 296-8070 x 122.

Thank you to our generous 2021 LEAD Sponsor, the Rutgers University School of Social Work!

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