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Leaders push for clinician-led response to mental health emergencies
Indianapolis leaders and community stakeholders on Thursday highlighted a proposal to include money for a pilot clinician-led emergency response program in the city’s proposed budget – an initiative at the heart of calls for reform following the death of Herman Whitfield III in police custody during a mental health crisis in April.
Indianapolis mayor, partners announce $2 million proposal for 24-hour clinician-led response program
By Nikki DeMentri | WRTV Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said a clinician-led pilot program to respond to mental health-related calls could begin early next year if the City-County Council approves the proposal in October. Hogsett, Director of the Office of Public Health and Safety Lauren Rodriguez, City-County Councilor Crista Carlino, D-District 6 […]
Debate over South Bend mental health crisis response services continues
By Gemma DiCarlo | WVPE 88.1 Elkhart/South Bend South Bend activists and city leaders continue to debate the city’s fledgling mental health crisis response services. The argument was prompted by the death of Dante Kittrell, who was armed and in the midst of a mental health crisis when South Bend police shot and killed him late […]
Faith Leaders gather on Friday demanding a crisis response team in the wake of Dante Kittrell’s shooting
By Naja Woods | ABC57 On Friday the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s confirmed it is waiting for ballistics tests to come back before releasing much more information on the deadly South Bend police shooting of 51-year-old Dante Kittrell. Faith Leaders still gathered on Friday to demand a crisis response teams in the wake of the […]