Legal Aid Recognizes Contributions Of Social Workers As Integral To Our Comprehensive Client Services
MONDAY, MARCH 04, 2013

March is National Social Work Month, recognizing the diverse work of more than 642,000 professionals across the country. In 1971, The Legal Aid Society was one of the first legal organizations in the nation to recognize the value of access to "in-house" social service expertise and to incorporate professionally trained social workers into its juvenile and criminal practices.

Currently, with more than 100 social workers on staff, The Legal Aid Society is the largest employer of forensic social workers in New York City. On a daily basis, social workers in the Civil, Juvenile and Criminal Practices respond to the emotional, behavioral, environmental, familial and social issues which complicate our clients' cases and help ensure that we obtain the best possible legal outcomes for the vulnerable families and individuals we represent. We greatly appreciate all of the extraordinary services that the Society's social workers provide to clients throughout the year.