Instead of Responding With Cops, Denver Sends Health Care Teams to Non-Criminal Calls — and It’s Already Saving Lives

Instead of Responding With Cops, Denver Sends Health Care Teams to Non-Criminal Calls — and It’s Already Saving Lives

A pilot program where teams of social workers and paramedics respond to certain non-criminal complaints in Denver is showing early success. The Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) program was launched in June to help ensure the vulnerable get the help they need. Over the course of six months, 748 calls relating to low-level incidents—such as […]

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