Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

The mission of NASW LA is to promote the social work profession and its efforts to ensure justice and equality for Louisiana’s diverse citizenship. (Adopted 2012, NASW-LA)