Exploring Family Conflict: Issues Social Workers Deal within Jimma City Woreda Court, Ethiopia


  • Amaha Neway Jimma University, Ethiopia
  • Abdulhakim Mohammed Jimma University, Ethiopia
  • Tadesse Gobosho Jimma University, Ethiopia




Court, Family Conflict, Social Work


The goal of this study was to look into family conflict and the issues that social workers in Jimma City’s woreda court deal with. The qualitative research approach with case study design was utilized to answer the research question and satisfy the study objective. To acquire relevant data, key informant and in-depth interviews were conducted. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Throughout the research procedure, research ethics such as informed permission, anonymity, dignity, privacy, and confidentiality were rigorously maintained. Family conflict issues dealt with by social workers in Jimma city woreda court include divorce, property disputes, and child abuse. According to the findings, the presence of social workers in the courtroom aided the trial process on the one hand and advocated for victims’ rights on the other. As a result of the study, the court personnel were advised to pay special attention to social workers and their profession.


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How to Cite

Neway, A., Mohammed, A., & Gobosho, T. (2023). Exploring Family Conflict: Issues Social Workers Deal within Jimma City Woreda Court, Ethiopia. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 12(1), 39–47. https://doi.org/10.51983/arss-2023.12.1.3429