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date: 29 March 2023

Treger, Harveylocked

Treger, Harveylocked

  • George T. PattersonGeorge T. PattersonHunter College Silberman Lois V and Samuel J Silberman School of Social Work


Harvey Treger (1924–2016) was a pioneer in the social work profession, breaking new ground for social work practice in law enforcement agencies. Under Treger’s leadership, police social work was started as a new specialty area of social work practice. His groundbreaking vision for police social work practice continues to evolve to the present (2021), as progressively more law enforcement agencies either hire or establish collaborations with social workers, and community stakeholders recognize the need for a social work response to community social problems instead of law enforcement.


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