Working with the Criminal Justice System

Source: Academy for Professional Excellence San Diego State University School of Social Work

Published: 2015


This training is intended for both new and experienced APS workers and their multidisciplinary partners. In this training, you will learn to distinguish the role of Adult Protective Services from the role of law enforcement and Prosecution. You will be able to identify factors that make a provable case to take to law enforcement, explain the difference between an evidence-based and a victim-based case and how that affects the factors that must be proven. You will be able to explain APS’s role when a case is accepted for prosecution. You will identify the rights of victims and defendants, the elements of a crime when given the statute, and the crimes that correspond with types of elder abuse. Lastly, you will be able to explain the importance of documentation to enhance credibility when testifying in a criminal case and document the situational context of spontaneous statements.

Link: Working with the Criminal Justice System

Topics: Legal

Access: Download

Intended Use: Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Intermediate