This fall, LACLJ welcomed nine Master of Social Work student interns into its Community Care Advocacy (CCA) Program.
Through the CCA program, LACLJ strives to integrate legal services with other interventions to ensure success in court translates into meaningful and sustainable changes for clients and their families. The CCA program integrates MSW interns into clients’ legal team. Guided by our licensed social worker, interns provide psycho-education, court accompaniment, safety planning and other supportive services.
Interns also connect clients to partner agencies to meet other human service needs, such as counseling, medical services and education. The development of the CCA Program has been one of LACLJ’s primary efforts to provide holistic services to clients.
Since its inception in 2014, LACLJ’s CCA Program has provided a rich internship experience for Masters-level social work students attending several of our local universities. In just one year, the program has grown from offering two internships to now offering field placement to nine MSW students. Working directly with LACLJ clients and attorneys, interns receive hands on experience working at the intersection of law and social work.