Crisis response teams achieve 70% reduction in people taken into custody under Mental Health Act

Think this will catch on elsewhere?

I hope so. This is what people who talk about Defund the Police mean when they say that.

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Most of them. Unfortunately, they let the crazy wing of the movement, that actually wants what the name implies, choose the name.

Yes it’s very unfortunate branding.

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Gonna guess it’s the other way around - a mental health worker is being paired with a police officer - because the way that’s worded, one would think it’s the mental health folks driving all the arrests and having the police officer there makes things a lot better.