Title

Social Work Analysis of Social Change Reflecting Renewed Plans for Effective Urban Community Policing in Baltimore City

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Urban Social Work

Publication Date

2017

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Background: Despite the plethora of social ills which came to bear on the death of Freddie Gray, the charm of Baltimore City is being revitalized through social work liberation-collaborative efforts toward effective urban policing. Objective: Social workers, community leaders, faith-based groups, gang members, fraternities/sororities, and businesses united under the auspices of one banner to strengthen Baltimore’s promising future. Methods: Using the strengths, prevention, empowerment, and community conditions (SPECS) framework, an urban community policing agenda was developed. Findings: This United Baltimore adopted the slogan of “One Baltimore” and generated a comprehensive agenda with 9 specific endeavors. Conclusion: Social workers in particular are called to action given their justice-oriented professional ethics to assist in Baltimore City’s recovery and to become catalysts of positive social change.

DOI

10.1891/2474-8684.1.1.5

Disciplines

Social Work

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