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For Immediate Release From Bazelon Center For Mental Health Law!




The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the Legal Defense Fund (formerly NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.) are proud to release the report, Advancing an Alternative to Police: Community-Based Services for Black People with Mental Illness: http://www.bazelon.org/wp-content/uploads/...

Studies show that Black people and people with mental illness are both more likely to experience harmful interactions with law enforcement that can lead to injury, incarceration, or death. Black people with mental illness are at particularly high risk for arrest and incarceration during such encounters. Black people have also historically faced racial discrimination and accompanying trauma by mental health professionals and the healthcare system at large. To protect Black people with mental illness and help them thrive, states and local governments must invest in comprehensive, culturally competent mental health systems to prevent emergencies from occurring and to respond when emergencies occur.

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more from our report about how a robust community-based mental health services system can be a meaningful alternative to a law enforcement response for Black people with mental illness. http://www.bazelon.org/wp-content/uploads/...

Join Bazelon Center & Legal Defense Fund for our live discussion, "KEEPING OLMSTEAD'S PROMISE: ENDING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK DISABILITY COMMUNITIES WITH COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES"


WHEN: NOON - Thursday, July 14, 2022 (12 p.m. ET | 9 a.m. PT)


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Featured Speakers Include:

Estelle Richman, (Retired) Past Advisor to Secretary, HUD
Eric Vassell, Father of Saheed Vassell
Victor Dempsey, Legal Defense Fund, Brother of Delrawn Small
More to be announced soon!

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