Moki Macias and Kristin Schillig on how a deep dive into Atlanta’s 911 calls for service revealed the need for an integrated rapid response system for quality of life calls, resulting in the PAD 311 Community Referral Services.
When Bill O’Quin's son, David, experienced a mental health crisis, police officers took him to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Thirteen days later, David died. Prison staff had left him for days in a restraint chair, resulting in blood clots in the deep veins of his lower right leg.
“Every mobile crisis provider is like a snowflake,” says Preston Looper, because of gaps in protocols, availability, consistency, and funding. With 988 on the horizon, he points out that now is the time to standardize the service.
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