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    Matt Richards (right) with the city’s Department of Public Health and Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) speak during a Wednesday committee meeting.

    City officials on Wednesday began briefing aldermen and residents on a “co-responder” pilot program launched Monday that sends different combinations of mental health professionals, paramedics, police officers and recovery specialists in response to residents experiencing mental health crises.  

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    • Kathleen Powers
      commented 2021-09-10 16:52:33 -0500
      Community organizations are not equipped to handle public crisis calls. Sending police on crisis calls continues the stigma that people with mental illness are violent or dangerous. People deserve treatment, not trauma. When will the non-police pilot program launch? After the elections?
    • Erin Hegarty
      published this page in Chicago News 2021-09-01 20:41:36 -0500