Call For Change: Join Mental Health Advocates and New York City Council Members

NYAPRS News: After much needed attention and the most recent deadly shooting of Saheed Vassell, a Brooklyn man with a known mental health condition, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order appointing the attorney general as special prosecutor to oversee investigations into incidents where unarmed civilians die during interactions with police. This investigation includes looking at incidents where there is significant question as to whether the civilian was armed and dangerous. Join mental health community advocates and others as they rally for change surrounding the violent outcomes of police intervention and for alternatives and reforms for saving lives.

City Council Members Rally

on Mental Health Crisis Calls

What: Join New York City Council members as we call on the Mayor and NYPD for change in confronting community members in mental health crisis

When: Thursday April 19

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Inside PARK at City Hall

4, 5, 6 trains Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan or R to City Hall

Advocates and individuals with mental health concerns request:

  • New non-police alternatives to responding to crisis calls
  • Reinstatement of Mayoral Task Force related to intersection of mental health and criminal justice
  • Reforms to NYPD process for responding to individuals experiencing distress

Hear from New York City Council members as they call for change.

Contact Carla Rabinowitz, 212-780-1400 x7726

crabinowitz@communityaccess.org