Democratic primary mayoral candidate Dianne Morales wants to create a new city agency that will be the first responder agency for calls for people suffering from mental illness, homelessness or substance abuse.

The “Community First Responders Department would use “trauma informed resources and care,” according to the campaign and exist separately from the NYPD. The new agency would be staffed by medical professionals and social workers.

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