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To: New Orleans City Council

Help Not Handcuffs

Help Not Handcuffs

Establish and fund a non-police mental health crisis response team.

Why is this important?

When the police respond to mental health crises, they do not keep us safe. Instead, they often escalate situations while negatively impacting community health across New Orleans communities. NOPD is not the proper institution to address most safety concerns, including mental health crises. There is no strategic way to train a police officer to respond to a mental health crisis with the same expertise that a professional mental healthcare provider would use to problem solve.

How it will be delivered

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New Orleans, LA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed because focusing on mental health is key in bettering our society.
  • To end injustices towards my people lives.
  • to stop the brutality of people who can't help themselves.

Updates

2021-06-07 18:31:49 -0700

100 signatures reached

2021-06-02 01:39:38 -0700

50 signatures reached

2021-05-28 15:28:39 -0700

25 signatures reached

2021-05-27 07:25:12 -0700

10 signatures reached