Assessment 3: Practical Report (20%)
Due Date: Week 9
Word Count: 1200-1400 words
You are playing the role of a community service worker supporting an adult client who is seeking an order to protect herself and her children from family violence. You are required to investigate your local court and associated family violence support services and submit a written support plan for your client.
Based on your individual research, your written report must include the following:
(a) A review of the structure, and purpose of the court in the context of the family violence matter;
(b) A summary of the legal process your client must follow to obtain a protection order;
(c) An overview of the range of relevant support services available in connection with the court that would assist your client;
(d) An explanation of how you (as the community service worker) would prepare for court if you received a subpoena or summons to attend court as a witness in your client's case;
(e) Identify and discuss any ethical issues that could arise for your client, and for you, in your role as a community service professional assisting in this matter. Include a description of how you would respond to the ethical issues you have identified.
The format of your report will be discussed in greater detail during tutorials.
You must use APA 7 Referencing. You must include a reference section in your report and acknowledge any sources that you use, including all web-based sources. Please include at least 5 referenced sources. Do NOT utilise sources such as www.tutor2u.com and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignment. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support, you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.
Criteria Weighting 100% HD D C P F
Court structure and purpose 20%
Summary of the legal process 20%
Support services 20%
Witness preparation 15%
Ethics issues and worker response 15%
Paragraph and sentence structure 10%