Veteran Department of Human Services Investigator, Pearl Stillwater and Trainee Summer Evans are an odd couple kind of team. As they investigate new cases each week, their initial prickly friction will evolve into mutual respect and an unlikely friendship while the show unravels the complexities of “the system.” Investigators, case managers, advocates, police, judges, lawyers and more, all impact a case and its outcome, attempting to answer the impossibly difficult question: “What is best for this individual?”
With over 400,000 children currently living in foster care and millions of reports of trafficking, elder abuse or neglect being investigated at any given moment, there will always be new stories to tell and The Work is here to tell them. It’s never glamorous and often thankless, but it’s not all about neglect and tragedy. Social work is also filled with heartwarming stories of hope, survival, resilience and triumph. Our heroes fight for justice and a better life for all their clients.
Inspired by Lita’s sister/co-creator Amanda Lopez’s real life experiences as a young social worker, The Work shines the spotlight on social workers for the first time, giving them long overdue credit for the lives they save every day, shoulder to shoulder with their fellow first responders.
Focused on diversity and inclusivity, the Lopez sisters are proud to feature feisty female leads in the tradition of CAGNEY & LACEY in a LAW & ORDER: SVU meets 911: LONE STAR environment.