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The University of Tennessee College of Social Work:
Our mission is to educate and train persons for professional practice and for leadership
roles in the social services and in the social work profession.


The Howard Baker Public Policy challenge takes real community problems and engages students, from across disciplines, to work together and with the community to solve these issues by creating state or local policy or a policy-related initiative. Semi-finals took place on November 19.

Three of the five successful teams were composed wholly or partially of students from the College of Social Work. The teams addressed some of the most pressing public policy issues of our day. The following teams are now finalists: Connect Forward (Linking TN Families First clients to jobs); Gardens on the Go: Food Deserts; and Pay Now/Pay Later (Mental health screening for youth in juvenile justice system).



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