The Social Worker as Representative of the State or Society : Sipho’s Story

Ishara T. Poodhun


All social workers must determine to whom is their primary responsibility held - the client or the state. This paper explores issues that surround this question. The context is the criminal justice system in South Africa. A case is taken, the story of Jason as a vehicle to explore these issues.

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JCSW was founded in 2006 and is currently hosted by University of Stavanger, in cooperation with University of Agder and Nord University. From 2010 onwards it is published bi-anually.

ISSN: 0809-9936