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Student Spotlight- Katie Graham

UTK CFS Community Outreach Practicum

Meet Katie at the
Family Justice Center:
Katie Graham
“I wanted to work with an agency that helped individuals, while also branching out from only working with children. The Family Justice Center has given me the opportunity to experience both.
I was concerned that I would be doing mostly busy work and not be able to have a lot of hands on experience in my practicum.
My placement has allowed me to be very involved within the agency. I am able to meet clients one-on-one and help guide them in choosing which advocate they would like to work with. I am also able to sit in while they meet with their advocate, depending on the situation.
My biggest accomplishment so far would be being able to navigate (help the client choose their advocate) and helping prepare and package the orders of protection.
The Family Justice Center has such a wide variety of clients. Every day is interesting because I get to hear so many different stories and situations.”
If you have questions for Katie, please email me at julisams@utk.edu!

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