Baerga v. City of New York Featured on IDHA.com

February 15, 2022

Baerga v. City of New York, Disability Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response, Uncategorized

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Several of the plaintiffs in Baerga v. City of New York were featured in a piece by Maia Goodell for IDHA.com titled “Does Sending Police to People in Mental Health Crisis Violate Disability Laws?”

“…Accounts in the 72-page complaint seem all too familiar to me from talking with clients who have tried to get help in a mental health crisis and ended up hurt and traumatized. Several cities have implemented alternative mental health crisis response programs, particularly in light of the increased attention to police reforms in 2020. New York has not followed suit, and its inaction hurts people and communities of color most, according to the [Baerga] complaint.

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