reform abound, in large part due to the costs associated with the program, it is imperative that social workers are able to ensure that the public funds allocated to AFDC are used as intended. For example, it is critical that the social worker is able to assure that children, the primary target of AFDC, experience gain as a result of the benefit. In this role, the dual nature of social work as rehabilitator and investigator, though uncomfortable, is a reality.
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Book title: Social Work and the Courts: A Casebook.
Contributors: Daniel Pollack - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: 176.
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