The Nation: Where “Defund” Isn’t Dead

December 8, 2021

CCIT-NYC, Disability Justice, Media Coverage, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

A police officer with his back turned.

Ruth Lowenkron, NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, was featured in The Nation piece “Where ‘Defund’ Isn’t Dead.”

“The response to mental health crises is a crisis, to put it quite bluntly,” Lowenkron said. “We’re not doing things the right way, and we need to change.”

Lowenkron discusses ways to transform mental health crisis response and identifies why the city’s B-HEARD program misses the mark.

Read the full piece at The Nation.

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