Alternatives to Calling Police During Mental Health Crises

Euree Kim
Timmy Chau
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Rebekah Frumkin
Shannon Benaitis
Maria Trucano-Harp

Alternatives To Calling Police During Mental Health Crises is a community-based movement to train folx in de-escalation techniques and protect mentally ill community members from police violence and the criminal justice system. The project is a fruit of collaboration of various artists, activists, and professionals of different backgrounds and aims to center the voices of marginalized people, suggest alternative solutions from first-hand experience, and discuss the issue as a community. Their hope is to imagine what a world without police may look like- where widespread policing and mass incarceration are replaced with crisis intervention, community response teams, and restorative justice.

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