Ebonie Byndon-Fields

Ebonie Byndon-Fields

Part-time Faculty

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Ebonie Byndon-Fields

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Ebonie Byndon-Fields is part-time faculty in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University. She is a recent graduate from Michigan State University with a law degree specializing in family and juvenile law. Concurrent with her teaching position at Wayne State, Byndon-Fields works for the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County in the Criminal Division as a Pretrial Service Specialist. She has worked in the past as a Child Protective Services worker in Hamilton County, in Ohio and has also worked as a behavioral specialist for youth, as a clinical service provider for adults with severe mental health, and she has worked directly with youth in a homeless shelter in Ohio.

While in law school, Byndon-Fields interned with the Washtenaw County Juvenile Court acting in the role of student attorney to children who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. She also received a certificate in child/ family law after completing the Chance at Childhood Law & Social Work Clinical. She also took part in a clinical program which allowed her to teach constitutional, criminal and first amendment law to high school students in schools throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. Her interests and passions pertain to child advocacy from both the social work and legal standpoint. She most recently became a volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for youth and their families through the Wayne County CASA Program. 

Degrees and Certifications

LL.M. (Masters of Law), Wayne State University (Tentative December 2017)

J.D., College of Law, Michigan State University

Child & Family Law Certification, Chance at Childhood Program

M.S.W.,  Children & Family Specialization, University of Cincinnati

M.S., Criminal Justice, Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

B.G.S., (Sociology/ African American Studies), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Teaching Interests

Social Welfare Policy/ Advocacy

Human Behavior & The Social Environment

Ethics in Social Work

Child Welfare

Law & Social Work

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare (Abuse, Neglect, Dependency)

Child Welfare (Juvenile Delinquency)

Domestic Violence

The Integration of Law & Social Work


Courses Taught

Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis 

Foundational Macro Social Work 

Juvenile Delinquency

Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice

Integrative Seminar in Social Work

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