Establishing a Non-Police, Community-Based Crisis Response Team as a Primary Responder in Charlotte: Stakeholder Feedback and Development Report

PRN is honored to have partnered with SAFE Coalition NC, Jarrod James and Rep. John Autry, to identify 17 recommendations for an alternative community response team to support people experiencing emotional distress, psychiatric disabilities, substance use, homelessness, and other wellness challenges through non-traumatizing alternatives that reduce and/or eliminate the use of of involuntary hospitalization, confinement, arrest, restraint, handcuffing, shackling and other uses of force when responding to people in our community that experience emotional distress.

These recommendations were gathered, written, and led by community leaders that represent diversity in ethnicity, race identification, age, gender, sexual orientation and personal experience with mental health, homelessness, substance use and criminal justice involvement. Their/our wisdom guided these recommendations and combined research and examination of various models of community response. Click here to read the detailed report.