NYC to Test No-Police Mental Health Crisis Response in Harlem

The test program will begin in three Harlem and East Harlem police precincts that together accounted for a highest-in-the-city total of over 7,400 mental health-related 911 calls last year, said Susan Herman, who heads a wide-ranging city mental health initiative called ThriveNYC.

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 16: A person is helped into an ambulance by EMT workers on April 16, 2020, in the Bronx borough on New York New York City police will stay out of many mental health crisis calls and social workers will respond instead in parts of […]


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