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The University of Illinois Springfield Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program is designed to educate the next generation of mandated reporters as well as those professionals already working in the child welfare field.


Interested in earning a Graduate Certificate in Law for Human Services and Social Work?

The certificate is geared to provide an introduction to legal processes and legal rights issues to professionals involved with providing services to the health care, medical communities and government agency clientele.

It is structured to provide sufficient substantive familiarity with law and legal concepts in the particular areas to allow certificate holders to hold themselves out as having a basic educational background in these areas.

It also would help those who regularly are called upon to testify or take judicially ordered or sanctioned actions as part of their jobs.

Please see the UIS Legal Studies website for more information.