NYLPI and Human Rights Watch Draft List of Diverse Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response Models

January 8, 2024

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NYLPI collaborated with Human Rights Watch to create a list of non-police mental health crisis response models, citing the diverse landscape of alternative response programs.

“Our research explores various dimensions of these programs, including operational frameworks, organizational structures, staffing dynamics, call triage procedures, service offerings, funding mechanisms, program outcomes, average response times and more.” – Ruth Lowenkron, director, Disability Justice Program, NYLPI and Olivia Ensign, senior advocate and researcher, US Program, Human Rights Watch

The working list was shared with the Daniel’s Law Taskforce in order to assist the taskforce in issuing its recommended model and thereby to speed up passage of Daniel’s Law, which was included on NYLPI’s list of 2024 Legislative Priorities.

Read the full letter here.

Download the full list of non-police response models here.

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