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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community members ask South Bend leaders to improve mental health response teams

By Anne Lurea | WSBT Reporter Community members are asking again for answers in a police involved shooting. That shooting happened two weeks ago and left one man dead. 51-year-old Dante Kittrell [...]

Viewpoint: A question after the police killing of Dante Kittrell: Why?

By Faith in St. Joseph County Leaders David Springer and Rebekah Go No matter what our race, where we live, or how we pray, when our family members struggle with their mental health, we want them [...]

Community meeting expected to discuss mental health crisis units in South Bend

By Marek Mazurek | South Bend Tribune In the wake of Dante Kittrell’s death at the hands of South Bend police, community activists are holding a community meeting Wednesday night [...]

Hogsett presents proposed 2023 budget to council with public safety as top priority

By Abriana Herron | Indianapolis Recorder Mayor Joe Hogsett presented his proposed 2023 city-county budget to the Indianapolis City-County Council during its meeting Aug. 8. Totaling around $1.4 [...]

These Black youth want to improve mental health in Indy

By Elizabeth Gabriel | Indiana Public Media A local faith group is helping Black Indianapolis youth learn about politics and empowerment. The eight young people in the first cohort of Faith [...]

Resolution sparks debate over mental health crisis response in South Bend

By Gemma DiCarlo | WVPE 88.1 Elkhart/South Bend A proposed common council resolution put South Bend city leaders at odds Monday about who should be responsible for responding to mental health [...]

Takeaways from 2023 Indianapolis city budget, including record money for public safety

By Rachel Fradette | Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said during a presentation late Monday that his $1.4 billion 2023 city budget earmarks more than $300 million for public [...]

Homicide of Herman Whitfield III presented to Marion County Prosecutor

By Katrina Pross | WFYI Updated at 12:45 p.m. on July 25 The in-custody death of Herman Whitfield III has been ruled a homicide, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office. Whitfield, 39, [...]

Herman Whitfield III’s family, community call for IMPD to release full, unedited body camera video

By WRTV.com Staff On Friday, the parents of Herman Whitfield III joined leaders from Faith in Indiana gathered at City Marker for a rally. They continue to call for the release of the [...]

Family, faith leaders demand unedited body camera footage in Herman Whitfield III’s death

By Jake Allen | Indianapolis Star Indianapolis faith leaders and family members continued to call on the city’s police department Friday to release the full, unedited body camera footage of [...]

Black clergy call for release of body camera footage of Herman Whitfield III’s death while in custody

By Sarah Nelson | IndyStar Members of Indianapolis’ Black Church Coalition is calling for the city’s police department to release the full, unedited body camera footage capturing the [...]

Report: Race, gender strong indicators for how long someone stays in jail

By Jayden Kennett | Indianapolis Recorder Forty-eight percent of the Marion County jail population is Black, despite only making up 27% of the population, according to estimates from the American [...]

Black church starts weekly mental health event, push for better mental health policies

By Abriana Herron | Indianapolis Recorder Rev. Shauna Lipscomb saw a shift in her son, Timothy Kimbrough, emotionally and mentally, after he sustained a traumatic brain injury while playing [...]

Black clergy calls for IMPD officers to be fired; city to implement clinician-led mobile crisis team after man died in custody

By WTHR.com staff Faith in Indiana’s Black Church Coalition, along with the Union District Caucus, the Ministerium, and LIVE FREE, are calling the prosecution of the IMPD officers that [...]

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