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Community Responder Teams Brochure

Date: Apr 19, 2023
Author(s): Colleen Kristich
Topic(s): Criminal Justice: Crime, Criminal Justice: General, Criminal Justice: Policing
Type: Image

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.