New York Times Op-Ed: Where Police Violence Encounters Mental Illness
An Op-Ed in Wednesday’s New York Times discusses the tragedy that can sometimes occur when police find themselves responding to a person with mental illness, and the investments needed to prevent it.
Nearly 20 years ago, I was a social worker in a county jail where I first began to understand just how frequently the police deal with people with mental illnesses. Run-ins with the police were a regular occurrence for many of my clients, with officers often knowing them by name.Read more…
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