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Social Work and the Future of Policing: Key Points for Changes in Policy and Practice

High-profile police violence and killings have prompted struggles to reconceptualize public order, safety, and justice. As reform proposals emerge, this brief proposes key elements for a new approach to public safety: an expanded professional partnership between police and social workers.


Sherraden, M. (2020, June). Social work and the future of policing: Key points for changes in policy and practice (CSD Policy Brief No. 20-14). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/885h-rh13