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Brief Assessment of New York City’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems (2016)

by CSG Justice Center | November 15, 2016
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) assisted the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) to identify and describe best practices and successful programs around the country aimed at reducing the number of individuals with behavioral health disorders in jail. The project included a review of current New York City programs and practices implemented throughout the five boroughs and a brief assessment of the progress made to date on the recommendations of the 2014 Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice System report. Click here to view the report.

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Coalition Sues Mayor de Blasio for Failing to Provide a Safe, Non-Police Response to New Yorkers Experiencing Mental Health Crises

December 29, 2021 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NYPD has routinely violated constitutional rights by killing, injuring, and forcing hospitalizations of people with mental disabilities. Fact Sheet for Baerga v. City of New York

On Eve of City Budget Vote, Correct Crisis Intervention Today - NYC Holds Rally, Demands Funding for Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response 


Correct Crisis Intervention Today – NYC (CCIT-NYC) insists that NYC invests in a healthcare response to mental health crises that eliminates police involvement, dispatches independent EMTs and peers, and responds to mental health crises just as quickly as other crises.

Correct Crisis Intervention Today in NYC (CCIT-NYC) Responds to Shooting on January 8th

January 11, 2021 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Correct Crisis Intervention Today – NYC (CCIT-NYC) again calls for a mental health team response to mental health crisis calls, after a person experiencing a mental health crisis was shot by police in Queens on January 8th. 



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