Legislative Education & Advocacy Day

Legislative Education & Advocacy Day 2022 was held virtually on March 29, 2022

On-demand videos of the day's presentations will be available shortly. Watch this page for more info!

View the LEAD 2022 Agenda

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. 

Our LEAD 2022 Speakers

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Get Our 2022 Advocacy Toolkit

Click the images below to access our LEAD 2022 videos on-demand.

LEAD 2022 Session 1

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LEAD 2021 Session 3

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LEAD 2021 Session 4

Session 4

LEAD 2021 Session 5

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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.