Ask the Experts: Evaluating Jumaane Williams’ Proposal to Reform Mental Health Crisis Response

City & State

By Annie McDonough

New York City is failing individuals experiencing mental health crises, a new report from the office of New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams finds, but Williams has a proposal for an approach to intervention that would minimize the involvement of law enforcement. One highlight of this proposal is a new, non-NYPD number that people can call for immediate mental health treatment.

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