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Mental Health Responders to Replace Police for Some Crises

Clip: 01/26/2022 | 7m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

Mental health professionals rather than just police are now responding to some emergency calls, with the launch of a new state-funded program. The aim is to try to prevent a mental health crisis from turning into a potentially deadly encounter with police, prioritizing treatment over a criminal justice response when possible.

Aired: 01/26/22

Rating: NR

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