The Legal Environment of Social Work

The Legal Environment of Social Work

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Recently, legal issues have exerted increasing influence on the delivery of social work services. This book focuses on the legal system as it influences the social work profession and highlights laws that affect the delivery of services. Chapters cover the criminal justice system, juvenile courts, filiation and adoption concerns, and new legislation to give social workers a clear perspective on the legal environment in which social work operates. The book offers social workers real assistance for using the legal system successfully and creatively to develop effective interventions. Readers will learn how the law affects the organisation of social agencies and the delivery of services within complex organisations.Because consumers can now readily ascertain how much the credit will cost, they look for the merchant who offers the best terms. ... Certain provisions of the act limit the amount of wages that can be seized by garnishment. Garnishment is a judicial proceeding in which the property of a debtor is taken by court order from anothera#39;s hands to discharge the debt. ... of disposable earnings, the amount left after required deductions like social security and income taxes have been made.

Title:The Legal Environment of Social Work
Author: Leila Obier Schroeder
Publisher:N A S W Press - 1995-01-01

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