The Battle Between Police & Mental Health

Should the police be responsible for responding to mental health crises? As the conversation around defunding the police evolves, communities across California are evaluating the consequences of having police interact directly with mental illness. “Not all departments have the money in the budget to train all officers. This is not the officers fault, but the fault of the system that prioritizes everything else over the mental health training that their officers really need,” writes Lauren Webb, who advocates for mandatory mental health crisis management training for all officers. Read more at The kNOw. 

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