case·​work | \ ˈkās-ˌwərk How to pronounce casework (audio) \

Definition of casework

: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (such as a person or family)

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caseworker \ ˈkās-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce caseworker (audio) \ noun

Examples of casework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the coronavirus pandemic began, his office is also responsible for testing every death for the virus — as well as extra casework related to the outbreak. Dallas News, "Pandemic causes delay in investigation, trial of serial murder suspect Billy Chemirmir," 26 June 2020 Essentially, our office is being repurposed so that all of us are doing casework. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "Will I get a check? Where do I find peanut butter? What crisis-hit Americans are asking lawmakers amid coronavirus," 3 Apr. 2020 Email her casework team at or call at 602-598-7327. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "'Lives are at stake': Arizona's congressional caseworkers easing anxiety during coronavirus pandemic," 30 Mar. 2020 Aside from legislation, my office completed 581 casework requests, not to mentioned helped return over $634,800 owed to individuals right in the 10th District. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Congressman Michael McCaul pushes for economic growth, human rights activism," 16 Feb. 2020 Our agency will review Suffolk County’s casework and will issue any recommendations for improvement or corrective actions based upon our findings. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "A Dozen Calls to Child Abuse Hotline Did Not Save 8-Year-Old Boy," 2 Feb. 2020 An investigator and supervisor were removed from casework. Washington Post, "Embattled Illinois welfare agency praised for training lab," 23 Aug. 2019 The first cycle of casework will conclude in December, and the office will start again in 2020 with a new load of cases, Rollins said., "DA Rollins’ office to review unsolved homicide cases - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 Researchers examine recent casework handled by firms and ask individuals to offer their opinions on peers. William Thornton |, al, "Lightfoot named to Benchmark Litigation’s ‘Top 20 Trial Firms’ list," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of casework

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Casework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of casework

: the work done by a social worker to help fix the problems of a person or family


case·​work | \ ˈkā-ˌswərk How to pronounce casework (audio) \

Medical Definition of casework

: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (as a person or family in need of financial or psychiatric aid)

Other Words from casework

caseworker \ -​ˌswər-​kər How to pronounce caseworker (audio) \ noun

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