VIDEO: Blended Practices
The Defender social service team understands the importance of ensuring that clients are viewed as a complete person rather than a case file.
Defender Social Workers focus on connecting clients with services at the front-end of the criminal justice system by developing individualized, community-based treatment plans to focus on a person’s underlying needs and challenges.
By meeting with clients at the earliest possible point in the case, we support and humanize our clients so that the criminal justice system makes high-stakes decisions about the person rather than the charges.
Acting Director, Adult Social Services