NJ Spotlight News

Campaign to reduce police role in behavioral health issues

Clip: 10/18/2021 | 3m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

Faith-based and other social justice organizations are rallying for a different approach to dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. They say it’s time to reconsider police-only models for addressing these kinds of community problems. Their campaign comes on the heels of a report from New Jersey Policy Perspective that found over-policing disproportionately impacts Black communities.

Aired: 10/18/21

Rating: NR

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