Who will protect us once we abolish the police?

Without the police, what resources will we have to prevent crime?

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.