The Social Services microsite contains information about and links to School of Government publications and resources in the area of social services law. It includes information and resources to support the work of county social services officials and employees, including the attorneys and paralegals who provide legal services. 


  • Sara DePasquale (child welfare)
  • Kristi Nickodem (social services agency organization and governance; consolidated human services agencies; confidentiality in human services; IV-D child support)
  • Meredith Smith (adult protective services)

Faculty Coordinators

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Professor of Public Law and Government
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Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Term Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government