Embedded social worker

This article describes the Alexandria, Kentucky police department’s decision to employ a social worker to help provide better services to victims and persons in need. In the chief’s view, “We’ve spent decades trying to make social workers out of cops, and it does not work.” The new position has “reduced our repeating calls for service because she’s taking these cases and running with them … So, as a city, we are not just responding, we are helping people and getting results.”



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