Phoenix spent $15 million to put more social workers on the streets; how’s it working?

Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 10:39 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 6:00 AM MST
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The Phoenix Police Department has received a lot of criticism for how they’ve responded to certain calls, especially those involving the mentally ill. Two years ago, the city acknowledged that and allocated $15 million to expand a program that puts more social workers on the streets to respond to some of those calls. But as Arizona’s Family Investigates found, they’ve struggled to scale up.