Read Justice Scalia’s dissent in Jaffee v. Redmond available at

Write a 700- word paper rebutting the justice’s concerns about the competencies of human service workers. Provide quality supporting sources to illustrate the value that human service workers provide the criminal justice system.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


100 words min

1.  Historically, how have human service workers incorporated law into their practice and advocacy roles?  

2.  What is your definition of collaboration when dealing with the roles of social workers and those of criminal justice employees?


What are the potential advantages of using the legal system to improve client and community well-being?

4. What is your understanding of “alternative sentencing program” and how does it work?

5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of relying on precedent when making decisions?

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