Forensic Social Work is the application of social work to questions and issues relating to law and legal systems. Within this specialized field of practice, advocacy is focused at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels to help people understand and have a voice in their legal proceedings.

Dr. Tracie Lux is a clinical and forensic social worker who provides clients and families with emotional support and guidance while navigating court and legal systems. In addition, she works closely with clients, investigators, attorneys, and other interested parties to build and maintain effective communications to inform client advocacy.

Forensic Social Work Services

Some of the Services Offered




Referring to/consulting with legal professionals (i.e., attorneys); and providing expert opinion for courts in determining care needs and best interests of the Client.


Bio-psychosocial Spiritual Assessments

Approach used to study the effects of biological, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual factors on human behavior.


Consultation & Education

On matters related to Guardianship & Conservatorship, legal capacity, undue influence, financial exploitation, & more.


Forensic Interviews

Interviews with collateral individuals (e.g., family, friends, co-workers, clergy).


Court Ordered Evaluations

-Anger Management


Litigation Assistance

Conducting research, preparing reports for court hearings, providing case status updates to clients, etc.


Case Manager

Serving as a Case Manager in probate matters.


Forensic Investigation

Perform social and psychosocial investigations; Collection and analysis of mental health, medical, and other life-history records.


Court Visitor

Approved Visitor in Yamhill, Polk, and Marion Counties for guardianship & conservatorship cases.

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 Dr. Tracie Lux, DSW, LCSW, CLC