Federal Public Defender

Corrections (Adult)

The Federal Defender Office provides legal representation to indigent clients arrested or charges with a federal offense.  We serve all adult populations with varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds, clients with significant mental health and substance abuse issues.  The social worker intern works with the Mitigation Specialist in investigating mitigation evidence identifying psychological, behavioral and neurological disorders and working with expert witnesses in appropriate evaluation of the client.  The social work intern assistsin preparing comprehensive social histories through client interviews of multigenerational family members, collateral contacts and collection of evaluation of life history reocords(school, medical, mental health record).

Special Information:
MSW 1 & 2nd Year & Advanced Standing; Socal Policy. Full time and Part time.  Students will need transportation.  Travel related to any longitudinal study interviews conducted by the student will be reimbursed.  No stipend is available.  No liability insurance is required.  CHEQR is open during business hours, Mon-Fri and is accessible by bus.