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March 26, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Recruitment
Location: Zoom
Cost: 0
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

Holistic Defense is a term used to illustrate a new method of legal representation, which employs an interdisciplinary team that considers both the individual and community needs when working with a person charged with a criminal offense. This is important because unintended or collateral consequences of arrest and conviction (i.e. loss of housing) – as well as basic and behavioral health needs (e.g., food), require a team knowledgeable in law as well as problem-solving, human behavior, and community resources. The attorney and social worker team engage with clients who are often indigent, creating a model of legal representation that may reduce incarceration as well as the unintended consequences of legal involvement.  

To address these needs, The Wayne State University School of Social Work is piloting a Holistic Defense Training in Fall 2020. Holistic Defense Training is appropriate for both MSW interpersonal practice and ICPL students. Ideally, MSW students will enter this training in their advanced year, but in some instances and perhaps with some background and/or experience in the criminal/legal system, students could enroll in their core year.

Dean Sheryl Kubiak will be hosting a Holistic Defense Training Informational Session and we encourage any interested MSW students to participate for additional information on the training, participation requirements, pilot field sites, the seminar course and more.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to download the FREE Zoom app and sign-up for a FREE account on your phone, tablet or laptop. Sign up for Zoom here

Join this Zoom Meeting with this link: https://zoom.us/j/701955373

You will need to enter this Zoom Meeting ID: 701 955 373

Have questions about Zoom or this event? Contact the Wayne State Office of Admissions and Student Services at sswadmissions@wayne.edu or 313-577-4409. For the latest in Social Work news, student announcements and events, visit our Social Work Student Hub.

For more information about this event, please contact Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services at 313-577-4409 or sswadmissions@wayne.edu.