Social workers by our adherence to a code of ethics are committed to promoting social justice. Yet, I wonder how many social workers understand what it means to pursue social justice and how many of us are congruent in our understanding of what it means and how we should go about getting results. There are many ways to pursue social justice. Direct service providers often pursue social justice by empowering the people they work with to engage systems and to participate in the political process. They too promote social justice by their own participation in political processes and by advocating for issues of importance. It would be safe to say the vast majority of social workers, if not all of us, are involved in promoting social justice and social change….
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