SURVEY: Did You Have a Harmful Police Interaction While in Crisis?
Last summer, our movement won a big victory when Philadelphia funded mental health mobile crisis expansion which will stop cops from answering some mental health calls. If this program succeeds, not only will it provide vitally important mental healthcare services that our communities need, it will also save lives by limiting interactions with police.
We know from the murder of Walter Wallace Jr and other similar tragedies that law enforcement has no business in mental health crisis response. We want to see mobile crisis expansion flourish so that we can prevent another tragedy in our city. We are fighting to make sure that mobile crisis response in Philly is safe, timely, trauma-informed and led by caring clinicians who listen to the community.
To make all of this possible we need to hear from and amplify the voices of those impacted negatively by policing. Are you someone who has been in mental health crisis and had an interaction with police? Or do you have a friend or family member that has been in this situation? The Philadelphia Treatment Not Trauma Coalition wants to hear from you! Take our short survey--your voice could make a difference.