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WV Support for Mental-Health Alternatives in 9-1-1 Calls

WV Support for Mental-Health Alternatives in 9-1-1 Calls CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mental and behavioral health practitioners in West Virginia are endorsing legislation in Congress to fund the use of social workers in tandem with police on some 911 calls. The Community-Based Response Act of 2020 would provide $100 million to support alternative responses to some types of 911 calls by deploying social workers instead of police. ...(Read More)

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