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Mental Health and Policing
October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Westchester Coalition for Police Reform
Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:30pm Introductions – 10 minutes
6:40pm Amos Irwin, Program Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, will discuss their Community Responders Initiative. Community Responders are peer counselors/clinicians/social workers (for mental health/homelessness/substance abuse-related calls) and Credible Messengers — formerly incarcerated community members with street cred and mediation training (for disturbances/disputes/suspicious person/trespassing/juvenile disturbance calls not related to mental health issues).
7:10pm Michael Orth, Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health. He will review the services provided by his department in Westchester County.
7:30pm Sally W. Eaton, LCSW-R, Director, Crisis Prevention and Response Team, along with AJ Canonico, LMSW, Crisis Therapist. They will discuss their program and will talk about how they work with police departments in Westchester County.
7:50pm Phyllis Rodriguez will review plans for the annual Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. vigil.
8:00pm Meeting will close.