Youth Mobile Response Services: Investing in Mental Health and Race Equity
By John Sciamanna
Earlier this week, Whitney Bunts at The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) released a report, Youth Mobile Response: An Investment to Decriminalize Mental Health, discussing the importance of mobile response services. Mobile response is an alternative to law enforcement lead responses to mental health and social crises. As a first responder model, mobile response constitutes a continuum of crisis services for rapid response to youth and young adults “who are experiencing a traumatic event, mental health symptoms, and/or crisis in their communities.”
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