911 Alternative Discussions for Seattle

Seattle, Washington

(Seattle). Seattle City Council’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee discussed progress on efforts toward alternative 911 responses on Tuesday. City staff and a representative from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office discussed a Terms Sheet that lays out how they hope to work together moving forward through the process and laid out a rough timeline […]

Second Phase of Gaum’s Mental Health Response Pilot Program

Gaum's Behavioral Health and Wellness Center

The Guam’s Behavioral Health workforce is taking their Mobile Crisis Response Team services to the next level by launching the second phase of their pilot program. Behavioral Health in June partnered with Guam’s law enforcement and public safety officials to launch the first phase of the Mobile Crisis Response Team. The partnership brings together a […]

Police Response and Transportation Reform for LA Metro

New CEO Stephanie Wiggins announced Wesnesday that LA Metro officials will stop focusing on law enforcement as a primary way response for homeless people within the transportation system. This announcement came after the introduction of the 23-month pilot program that would make buses and trains free for students in the short-term and free for low-income […]

Oakland Removing Police Responses from Nonviolent 911 Calls

Cities has been shifting police responses away from nonviolent 911 calls. This fall, Oakland aims to join those cities. Oakland is launching a pilot project to funnel some nonviolent, noncriminal calls to new, mobile teams of civilians. One study estimates┬ápeople with an untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during an […]