Police Accountability Board asks to divert mental health crises

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Amid the ongoing legal battle regarding Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail, which the U.S. Department of Justice alleges failed to provide mental health care to prisoners in serious need, members of the Berkeley Mental Health Commission presented plans to divert mental health crisis responses at the Police Accountability Board's meeting.

Members of the Berkeley Mental Health Commission presented plans to divert mental health crisis responses away from Santa Rita Jail and the John George Psychiatric Hospital at Wednesday’s Police Accountability Board meeting.
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