Join Oct 30 NYC Rally for NYC Crisis Intervention Teams

MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A CRIME

SPEAK OUT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

5:30PM     October 30, 2012

Union Square Park

 

Help us build bridges between law enforcement and mental health consumers in crisis.

Be a part of the solution to health and wellness.

Let our community know that recovery is possible.

 

COMMUNITY OF CARE MATTERS MOST

Community Crisis Intervention Teams (CCITs) help individuals in crisis connect with community-based treatment and support services, including:

Access to treatment

-  Respite housing

Counseling

-  Health care

- Community support systems

 

Incarceration is Not the Answer

CCITS are vital to reversing the trend of criminalizing people with mental illness, and demonstrate that through care, compassion and strong ties between law enforcement agencies and the mental health community: recovery is possible.

We know from our own experiences, as well as stories ripped from the headlines, that the NYPD can benefit from additional support and training to properly respond to mental health 911 crisis calls.

We believe that CCITs are the most effective way to ensure that people with mental illness in our communities are treated with dignity and compassion. Through effective collaboration and a strong system of care, mental health consumers in crisis can avoid threats of arrests and criminalization, threats of arrests-and know that they have a voice and a respect for their human rights.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Community Access
  • Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Urban Justice Center

 

For more info go to www.rippd.org or call 646-260-6575