In this article, which is followed by two responses, Levenson explores ways in which instituting fees for social casework services changes the client-caseworker dynamic. Far from being only a revenue-generating measure, she contends that fees allow clients to take control and responsibility for their use of social services, to evaluate whether they feel they are getting their money's worth, and to feel more on par with the caseworker as a participant in, and contributor to, the service. Spiegel discusses these issues as they relate to the Jewish Child Care Association of New York. Neumann draws implications for the general field.
Download for personal use, freely distribute link
Levenson, Frances T. Spiegel, Evelyn. Neumann, Frederika. Case Work: The Use of Fees in the Consultation Center. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1945: