The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Every day social workers across the United States provide a wide range of services in increasingly complex environments. Safety remains a concern in many of these settings. Violence against social work has become an intrinsic risk of our profession and needs to be addressed at all levels of society.
For more information on how the National Association of Social Workers is working to improve the safety of social workers go to our Social Work Safety webpage.