(Charlotte, VA) A safety reform approved by the city council will shift certain responsibilities from police to mental health clinicians. “CMPD Police Chief Johnny Jennings said on Monday that transitioning more mental health calls to the crisis response team would address long-term problems in the community better than isolated officer interactions. 911 calls that are deemed lower risk for violence — such as for treating individuals who are homeless or experiencing mental health crises — can be redirected to clinicians or social workers.” More of this story here.
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