NYLPI Testifies to Committee on Public Safety on Reforming the Response to Mental Health Crises

January 20, 2021

Disability Justice, Health Justice, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

Three New York Police Department vehicles parked in front of a building

NYLPI presented testimony to Council of the City of New York Committee on Public Safety regarding how the City must reform its system for responding to people experiencing mental health crises. NYLPI calls for removal of the NYPD from first response teams and advocates for a new model where people experiencing crises receive the help they need from health care providers and mental health advocates, including peers – those with lived mental health experience. Too many have needlessly died at the hands of the NYPD.

You can read the full testimony here.

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