Through the CRESS pilot, LAPD will collaborate with the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) to create a 9-1-1 call diversion program to divert identified mental health calls to the SPC. LAPD suggests that Didi Hirsch SPC is a national leader in mental health and suicide crisis services, research, and training. The overarching goal of this pilot is to redefine community safety by ensuring Los Angeles residents in mental health or suicidal crisis receive appropriate and timely support. In addition, LAPD indicates that the implementation of this pilot will not only save the City money, but may also save lives.
Posted on 05/17/2021