Courtesy New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)
October 20, 2021
Our big announcement this week has been the release of our Mental Health Crisis Response report: “Saving Lives, Reducing Trauma.“ The report documents the results of a survey of New Yorkers who experienced mental health crises. We invite you to read more on our findings and to share the report with your networks.
Additionally, NYLPI supported transit and disability activists pushing for congestion pricing and the Open Data Act, and Hayley Gorenberg, Legal Director at NYLPI, spoke on a panel regarding Gender Justice.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) released Saving Lives, Reducing Trauma: Removing Police from New York City’s Mental Health Crisis Response, a report documenting the results of a survey of New Yorkers who have experienced mental health crises. The report uncovers disturbing trends as a result of police response in these situations. The survey responses underscore that when police are deployed as first responders to the crises, individuals experience fear, trauma and deepening distrust of mental health systems and resources, deterring people from seeking further help. (Read More)