Partnership for the Public Good
Decriminalizing Behavioral Health: A WNY Coalition to Separate Mental Health and Substance Use Response from the Punitive Justice System
Young people with mental health challenges and substance use disorders often end up in the punitive justice system, with increased contacts with police and increased rates of arrest that negatively impact their well-being and opportunities. This coalition will work to reverse this trend, bringing healthcare and civilian response models to WNY.
CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
YEAR AWARDED: 2021