Legal Aid Recognizes Work Of Staff During Social Work Month; Legal Aid Led The Nation In Recognizing The Value Of In-House Social Work Services
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

March is National Social Work Month, recognizing the diverse work of more than 650,000 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 Rights and Criminal Practices.

Currently, with more than 120 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 Society's Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights Practices respond to the behavioral, environmental, familial, emotional and social issues which can complicate client cases and help ensure that we obtain the best possible legal outcomes for the vulnerable families and individuals we represent. The Legal Aid Society greatly appreciates all of the extraordinary services that the Society's social workers provide to clients throughout the year.