(Amherst, MA). Community Responders for Equity, Safety, and Service (CRESS) has a new director. The department has joined several initiatives to offer alternatives to police when a call involves a mental health crisis. CRESS will send responders, trained to deal with mental health, to these calls instead of police. More on this story here.
But do we need another database of disabled people? CNN: “Police encounters with people dealing with mental health issues can go very wrong, very quickly. Often,