SOC 6323 Law and Practice in Human Services

This course examines how the law impacts the delivery of human services in both direct ways through the civil and criminal court system and indirectly through the laws and regulations that define the rules, responsibilities, and entitlements of clients receiving support services. Topics will include child welfare, guardianships, involuntary commitments, competence, and civil rights. Special attention will also be given to the varying ethical duties and professional values within the human services and legal professions.