LaSaundra McCoy, MSW
- Police Social Worker
LaSaundra McCoy is currently a Social Worker for the Bloomington Police Department. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) in 2020. She primarily worked with children and families through home based services. She has gained years of experience working with diverse populations during her 28 years of service working for Monroe County School Corporation’s Early Childhood Development program. LaSaundra has worked in the community through the Banneker Community Center. She was also a former Director for Campus Life Youth for Christ. She loves helping people so naturally she loves her position as a PSW.
Breakout #1: Decreasing Call Volume and MORE: Internal Benefits of Embedded Police Social Workers
Bloomington (IN) Police Department began its Police Social Worker (PSW) program in March of 2019, expanding from one to three professional PSWs. There is growing evidence that shows the benefits of having social workers embedded into police departments to help with reducing call volume, crisis response, etc. This presentation will discuss the additional benefits of […]