Justice and Corrections
People enter the corrections arena as a result of predicaments such as addiction, poverty, abuse, inadequate education and other contributing factors. Due to this fact, the justice and corrections field of social work not only deals with the punishment aspect of the judiciary system, but also focuses on rehabilitation. A major role social worker's take in this field is being a probation and parole officer. In this role, they provide counseling on job training, addiction treatment, remedial classes, life skills and basic competencies. Social workers also testify in court as expert witnesses, make recommendations to judges, and work closely with their client's attorneys.