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Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Bill to End Police Response in Mental Health and Substance Use Crises

HeadlineJun 30, 2021

Missouri Democratic Congressmember Cori Bush introduced the People’s Response Act, which would send unarmed, trained professionals to respond to mental health and substance use crises instead of police. Congressmember Bush said the program “will transform public safety into a system of care rather than criminalization, healing rather than incarceration, and prevention rather than policing.”

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