Solutions from across the nation
Around the country, cities are addressing and preventing violence and disturbances without police, taking measures such as: alternative response services that dispatch crisis workers and medics, violence interruption programs that implement targeted and proactive community-led interventions, unarmed civilian traffic patrols, and integrated crisis drop-off/walk-in centers.
Solutions in Atlanta
In Atlanta, a host of alternative resources exist for individuals with non-emergency and emergency needs, ranging from housing crises to substance abuse. Additionally, the Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative seeks to address real issues facing individuals, such as extreme poverty and mental health issues, before police need to be involved.