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Police Are Not the Answer to Mental Health Crises

Daniel’s Law

New York must fundamentally transform the role of policing in our state – and we must start by ending our over-reliance on police as first responders in every crisis. When our friends, neighbors, or community members are experiencing a mental health crisis, they deserve to be treated with compassion, care, and understanding – not cops and the threat of jail. With “Daniel’s Law,” the legislature has an opportunity to meet this moment with a bold new vision for community safety that starts with removing police as the default solution to address mental health needs.

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