Re-imagining Responses: Social Workers Paired with Officers


DALLAS - The president is expected to sign an executive order on police reform on Tuesday. It will include certifying officers, creating a database to track bad officers and programs pairing officers with social workers.


A pilot program in Dallas has already been teaming officers, paramedics and social workers. Those who are part of the program say it’s working. To see more info on this article, visit https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-pilot-program-seeing-great-success-by-pairing-officers-with-social-workers-for-911-calls


Kia Thrower, Business Owner, Licensed Therapist and JOT Policy Reform member, brought this idea to our attention. Please comment re: how we can implement these types of programs in our cities.


Also, in my research, I found Indiana is also doing this.


Baltimore, too!



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