The City Council approved an Information, Technology, and General Services (ITGS) Committee Report in regards to supporting the implementation of the 9-8-8 mental health crisis hotline system and implementation and/or expansion of mobile crisis response teams. This initiative builds on the work done by the City Council over the last few years to divert non-violent calls for help from the LAPD.
The ITGS report instructs the City Administrative Officer (CAO) along with the Chief Legislative Analyst and the Department of General Services to identify community spaces that can be converted to community crisis resource centers where mobile crisis teams can be deployed from. Additionally, the report requests the CAO to look into funding to implement the 9-8-8 crisis line. Click here for more.