The Cambridge Police Department has hired its second licensed social worker: Elana Klein, a resident of the city who was a court clinician for seven years at the Dorchester Juvenile Court in Boston and, before that, a provider of social work services at Boston’s William J. Ostiguy High School for youth in recovery from substance use disorders. She also has worked at Action for Boston Community Development since graduating from the Boston University School of Social Work.
Klein will work in the Community Services Unit, helping officers reach out to vulnerable individuals and families, assessing service needs and identify and connecting people with providers. The department’s social workers also work closely with the domestic violence liaison.
“Elana brings valuable experience and she has a strong network of service providers. She will serve as an important asset for our officers and the city’s vulnerable populations, including youth and families, individuals who are homeless, elders, immigrants and victims who require assistance with social and mental health issues,” Superintendent Christine Elow said.
This post was written from a press release.