Next: Heath One, Seattle, WA.
“A response vehicle w/ two SFD firefighters & a case manager for callers w/ non-emergency medical complaints, behavioral health crises & social service needs.”
#ReimaginingPolicing #PoliceReform #DefundPolice #DefundThePolice
Info from NAMI: “Lack of mental health crisis services across the U.S. results in law enforcement serving as first responders to most crises. A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is an innovative, community-based approach to improves the outcomes.”
Reflecting again on CAHOOTS: They handle 20% of the 911 work with only 1/60th of the police budget. In 24,000 crisis responses last year they only needed to call 911 for backup 150 times. So 99.4% of the time CAHOOTS handles encounters without police. 
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