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Patricia Griffin, a communications operator, works at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications in 2017. Next month, officials say, the city’s Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement teams will start responding to a broader range of 911 calls, further reducing the police role.

911 responder

Patricia Griffin, a communications operator, works at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications in 2017. Next month, officials say, the city’s Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement teams will start responding to a broader range of 911 calls, further reducing the police role.

Will Chicago adopt a plan to have mental health professionals respond to more 911 calls?

Advocates are pushing for ‘Treatment Not Trauma,” and Mayor Brandon Johnson has indicated he likes the approach.

Patricia Griffin, a communications operator, works at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications in 2017. Next month, officials say, the city’s Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement teams will start responding to a broader range of 911 calls, further reducing the police role.

   

Olusimbo Ige, Chicago’s new Commissioner of Public Health, says mental health is a top priority in 2024. And Mayor Johnson’s budget could give "Treatment Not Trauma" a boost.

Reset learns about the idea and how advocates see it operating as part of preventative care.

GUEST: Eric Reinhart, resident physician and political anthropologist Public Health and Law, at Northwestern University

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