When Cities Replace Police with Social Workers

City leaders across the country are considering how to rethink police departments. They have many examples to look to—from brand new pilots to programs decades in the making.

“We’ve placed more and more issues on the plates of officers who are not trained to be a social worker, or to be an addiction counselor when they’re just answering a call. We should have trained professionals do this, instead of folks with a gun and a badge.”