Support and Not Coercion: Rethinking Crisis Response in New York City
December 14 | 12 PM ET to 2 PM ET
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room (Rm. 9100), 365 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10016
Join us on December 14 at the CUNY Graduate Center to reshape how New York City leaders approach mental health crisis response. This event marks one year since Mayor Eric Adams empowered police and service providers to remove those perceived to have mental health conditions from public spaces.
There is growing interest in alternatives to policies that center coercion and police. In November, Human Rights Watch released a groundbreaking case study, spotlighting the Gerstein Centre in Toronto and its successful rights-centered approach to crisis response.
The distinguished panelists include Evelyn Graham-Nyaasi from Community Access, Ruth Lowenkron from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Carlos Rios-Espinosa from Human Rights Watch. Eric Umansky from ProPublica will moderate the session.