Youth Mobile Response

By John Sciamanna

(Excerpt)

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted a conversation this week entitled How to Keep Young People of Color Safe Through Mobile Response. Experts from Connecticut and Oklahoma discussed the success of mobile response services in their state. The panelists underscored that mobile response services are an investment in de-criminalizing mental health, and a powerful step towards diverting juvenile justice involvement and institutionalizing police-free mental health services.