Mallory Phagan, MSW, LSW
- Police Social Worker
Mallory Phagan, MSW, LSW is a Social Worker at the Bloomington Police Department. She earned her MSW from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021. Mallory worked with multiple community mental health agencies through her academic career and worked with Ambassadors of Hope in Indianapolis to serve at-risk youth and families before joining the BPD in May. She has worked with diverse populations including addictions and recovery, intellectual and developmental disabilities, severe mental illnesses, and children and families.
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 […]