April 29, 2021

Unarmed Crisis Response: Request for Community Feedback

On October 14, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Reform relative to developing an unarmed model of crisis response (C.F. 20-0769). This report directed the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and City Attorney, to develop and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking one or more non-profit partners to implement a pilot program for mobile crisis response modeled after the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) Program in Eugene, Oregon (https://whitebirdclinic.org/cahoots/). More info about the CAHOOTS program here (CNN).

The CAO is also soliciting feedback from residents who live or work in Los Angeles, community organizations, and other non-governmental entities to help inform the parameters of an unarmed crisis response program within the City. Please submit responses no later than Sunday, May 9, 2021. Click here to fill out the feedback form.

You may access the motions, reports, and other documents related to this program here. Click the envelope at the top of the page to subscribe to updates via email.

PLEASE NOTE: Responses will be consolidated and no identifying information will be attached to responses. Email addresses are collected to eliminate duplicate submissions and to allow you to opt-in for future updates. We will not use your email address for identification purposes or to contact you without your express permission. Many of the questions included are OPTIONAL; you do not need to respond to all questions for your responses to be noted and recorded.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts as this important program develops. Please do not hesitate to share this survey with others who may wish to contribute their thoughts as well.

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