LaCinda Jones, LISW-S

Senior Social Worker, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

2021 Fellow

LaCinda Jones is a Senior Social Worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs. LaCinda works directly with Veterans affected by Traumatic  Brain Injuries and Amputations, and is the facility coordinator for Advance Care Planning via Group visits. LaCinda’s former role was as a social worker in the acute care hospital on the medical/surgical inpatient units. LaCinda serves a Co-Lead for the National Social Work Elder Abuse Tiger Team and is a member of the National Social Work  field based work group for Advance Care Planning via Group visits at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to working at the Department of Veterans Affairs, LaCinda worked for the Public Defender’s Office as a forensic social worker developing alternative sentences for people who were incarcerated. LaCinda’s interest are interdisciplinary collaboration, improving social work practice in the acute care setting to address social determinants of health and health inequalities, and  improving  screening processes to detect elder abuse.

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Office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Chicago)