Social Work Unit

Social workers have been an integral part of Law Services throughout its history.  In general, our social workers help our most vulnerable clients complete tasks necessary for a successful outcome of their legal cases and address social issues that may be impeding the resolution of their legal issues.  

What does that mean?  Some examples of what our social workers can do are:

 

  • When faced with an extremely emotionally fragile client, help the front desk assess to whom the client should be referred

  • Provide technical assistance to community providers when appropriate

  • Provide crisis intervention

  • Provide benefits advocacy

  • Assist when a client needs help coordinating and advocating with various agencies/programs to alleviate issues

  • Assist when a client needs help obtaining financial help for rent arrears or utility arrears when there is good cause for obtaining such financial help

  • Provide short-term counseling aimed at lending support through the course of the legal process. 

  • Provide guidance and, at times, concrete assistance to those clients that require more attention throughout the legal process

  • Act as a resource and support to agency staff; assist when a client is in need of resources and/or referrals.


Our social workers provide family stabilization support services to HIV affected families with minor children.


For social work assistance please speak with the Director of Social Work or a staff social worker and let us assess on a case-by-case basis. 

We're committed to helping people in need vindicate their rights under the law.

Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, serving Long Island since 1966.
This website is designed for general information only.

The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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