|Date:||Apr 19, 2023|
|Topic(s):||Criminal Justice: Crime, Criminal Justice: General, Criminal Justice: Policing|
Community responders are first responders, just like police, fire, and EMS. They respond independently to low-risk 911 calls related to health and social needs.
Community responders are dispatched to low-risk calls that often involve mental health, drug use, homelessness, poverty, or other health and social needs. Most calls are about non-crisis situations.