DJ Director Urges State Legislators to Adopt Model to Transform State Response to Mental Health CrisesMay 20, 2021
Other highlighted aspects of the CCIT-NYC model included routing crisis calls to a number other than 911, response teams being employed and dispatched by culturally competent community organizations, an oversight board of 51% or more peers from low-income communities of color, and a response times comparable to those of other emergencies.
Access the recording of the hearing for Lowenkron’s testimony at 1:45 and 2:01. Christina Sparrock of CCIT-NYC also speaks at 3:44 and 3:46.
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