Manage a reasonable client caseload based on requests for social work and mitigation assistance from attorneys.
Conduct client interviews and assessments in jail and while out of custody.
Review pertinent records relative to client’s psychosocial history and mental health diagnoses and treatment.
Develop individualized alternative sentencing recommendations that address client needs and minimize incarceration.
Develop casework/service plans and monitor progress.
Provide trial support with fact investigation and trial punishment mitigation as necessary.
Testify in court as necessary.
Collaborate with public defender team, service providers, and community resources to effectively provide holistic approach to indigent defense.
Prioritize and organize work to meet filing deadlines and court appearances.
Maintain case evaluation and activity records; provide case statistics to Chief Public Defender as requested.
Attend mental health training and public defender office training as requested by Chief Public Defender.
Provide mental health training to public defender staff as requested by Chief Public Defender.
May train and supervise caseworker position.
Maintain knowledge of DSM IV/V updates and changes.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.