Ruth Lowenkron Presents on Mental Health and Alternatives to Policing

March 31, 2021

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

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Museum of the City of New York entitled “Envisioning Alternatives to Policing: Mental Health.” The session — the first of a three-part series on alternatives to policing — included extensive discussion of removing police as responders to mental health crises. Facilitated by New York Times reporter Ashley Southall, the panel also included Tim Black from the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program in Eugene, Oregon, and Christina Sparrock of the Correct Crisis Intervention Today-NYC (CCIT-NYC) coalition, of which NYLPI is a member.

The full event can be viewed here.

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