Amistad Testifies at City Council for Non Police Mental Health Response
On Friday, May 21st, the Committee on Public Health and Human Services of Philadelphia City Council held a hearing on mobile crisis teams and 'co-responders'. Right now there is a growing debate over whether the city should send 'co-responders', an armed police officer along with a mental health professional, to people in crisis. Kris Henderson and Nikki Grant as well as other people in the Treatment Not Trauma coalition weighed in during this hearing and made it clear: we want non-police mobile crisis teams dispatched from 911 not co-responders! Listen to their testimony below!