Compassionate Child Case Worker with concentrated experience in child in need of care and juvenile offender cases. Adept at creating comprehensive child safety and reintegration plans in abuse and neglect cases. Effective at developing short and long range treatment plans for children in the juvenile offender system.
Comprehensive command of child in need of care laws
Thorough understanding of juvenile offender code
Strong oral and written communication skills
Effective courtroom presentations
Capable team player
Efficient at multitasking in high paced situations
March 2010 to October 2012 Shawnee County District Court—Topeka, KS Child Case Worker
Oversaw intake in abuse and neglect cases for judicial branch.
Prepared preliminary reports in child in need of care cases for judges and other interested parties in abuse and neglect cases.
Prepared over 1,000 reintegration plans in abuse and neglect cases.
Made regular oral presentations in court during judicial proceedings.
October 2012 to January 2014 Johnson County District Court—Olathe, KS Child Case Worker
Oversaw intake of minor offenders in the juvenile justice system in urban county.
Crafted disposition recommendations for judges in juvenile offender cases.
Appeared in court to make case related presentations on a recurring basis.
Part of statewide task force on juvenile justice reform.
January 2014 to Present Sedgewick County District Court—Wichita, KS Child Case Worker
Developed drug and alcohol treatment action plans for juvenile offenders.
Prepared family assessments in child in need of care cases.
Worked effectively with other case workers and judicial officers.
Prepared adult court transfer assessments in juvenile offender cases.
2009 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Masters, Social Work