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Should Cops and Mental Health Caregivers Work Together?

Dallas has reduced hospitalization and incarceration with a program that sends social workers and clinicians along with police to answer mental health-related 911 calls. But some critics say the presence of police sends the wrong message.

New Mexico Removes Police From Mental Health Calls

The Albuquerque Community Safety Department gives 911 dispatchers the option to call on social workers and others in related fields for calls pertaining to mental health, substance abuse or homelessness that otherwise would have been handled by an armed officer.

A Public Health Proposal For Modern Policing  

Aligning some of the functions of public safety and public health can improve the way policing operates in the U.S., and absolve the “iatrogenic” harms caused by the criminal justice system, according to research fellows from the Health in Justice Action Lab.