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District of Columbia Being Sued for Sending Armed Police To Mental Health Emergencies

Bread for the City, a D.C. nonprofit that provides food, medical, and social services to low-income residents, has filed a lawsuit against the city for sending armed D.C. police officers as “default” first responders to mental health crises Filed with the D.C. American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Sheppard Mullin, the suit argues […]

California “CARE Court” Forces Unhoused People into Treatment

Mad In America: “California Governor Gavin Newsom’s so-called “CARE Court” plan creates a new court system that subjects unhoused people with mental health disabilities to involuntary treatment. In a recent response, the civil rights advocacy group American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stresses that the solution to California’s homelessness crisis is permanent housing and dignified care, […]