Neeshi Sandhu

Adjunct Lecturer
Contact Information
Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families
MSW, University of Southern California, 2003
BA, University of California, Irvine, 2000

NEESHI SANDHU is an adjunct lecturer teaching courses in human behavior in the social environment and social work practice with children and families. She works at the University Park Campus and at the school's Virtual Academic Center.

She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than a decade of experience in public child welfare. Prior to joining the USC faculty, she served as a field social worker, supervisor and administrator for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She helped families dealing with abuse and neglect as well as transitional-age foster youth, and worked to raise awareness of the needs of 0- to 5-year-old children.

Holding a credential in pupil personnel services, she has served as a staunch advocate for the educational rights of youth in foster care. Her expertise in state and federal benefit programs has also allowed her to focus on timely access to mental health services for children in care.

Awards and Distinction
Los Angeles County Productivity & Quality Team Award, Performance Measurement for CSAT (2012)
Director’s Employee Recognition Award, Multidisciplinary Assessment Team Program (2011)
Certificate of Excellence, Department of Children and Family Services Coordinated Services Action Team (2010)
Commendation: Excellent Social Work Practice and Advocacy, Department of Children and Family Services (2005)
“Heart of a Champion” Client-Centered Practice Award, Department of Children and Family Services (2005)
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