KY Social Workers Ask Lawmakers to Fund Protections

Frankfort, KY – Social workers have again called on Kentucky lawmakers to appropriate money to fully fund the "Boni Bill" passed by lawmakers in 2007. That bill was intended to eliminate some of the dangers social workers face when making house calls. It passed after the brutal murder of social worker Boni Frederick during a welfare check at a home in 2006. Social workers who came to Frankfort Thursday also asked lawmakers to support an effort to reduce caseloads and to review manager-to-staff ratios.