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1(a)Discussion: Why Social Workers Document

Imagine you are working with an established client. The client’s appointment is late in the evening, and you are tired when it ends. You normally take notes during the session and then submit the electronic documentation immediately afterward, when it is fresh in your mind. This time, however, you tell yourself, “It can wait until tomorrow.”

Tomorrow comes, and you forget to submit the documentation. Such an oversight could have ramifications for you as a social worker, for the client, and for the agency. How will you safeguard against poor documentation practices?

In this Discussion, you consider the negative effects of improper documentation and potential strategies for documenting correctly.


Identify two reasons why it is important for social workers to have strong documentation skills

Describe a situation when improper documentation could have a negative impact on the client.

Describe a situation when improper documentation could have a negative impact on the agency.

Identify a strategy for addressing improper documentation, and describe how you would implement this strategy.

Reccommend a documentation strategy for your colleague to implement.

1(b)Discussion: Where Is the Social Justice in Criminal Justice?

The U.S. justice system is often cited as being unjust. Specifically, people of color are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system with over 58% of prisoners identified as African American or Hispanic, despite accounting for only 25% of the general population (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP], 2016). Estimates suggest one out of three African American men will experience imprisonment in their lifetime (NAACP, 2016). The impacts of incarceration extend past release, as a felony conviction limits voting rights and creates difficulties in finding employment and housing. What are the reasons for the occurrence of these racial and ethnic disparities?In this Discussion, you consider how institutional discrimination may be a factor influencing these statistics and how the intersection of poverty impacts both crime and victims. In addition, you provide ideas about how to address issues related to social justice that may have contributed to the criminal behavior._____National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (2016). Criminal justice fact sheet. Retrieved from




two examples of the impact of race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic status in the criminal justice system. and at least with ideas about how to apply principles of social justice within criminal justice (consider both victims and offenders).


Practice using APA citations and a reference list by supporting your post with evidence from the reading.

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