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Leveraging 988 to Bridge Gaps Within Communities

CSG Justice Center Deputy Division Director and founding member of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit Ernie Stevens talks about how law enforcement can leverage 988 to enhance their crisis response efforts and bridge gaps within communities. In this video, Ernie offers practical advice for law enforcement leaders who have not yet engaged with their 988 partners. Watch to learn how 988 can help improve crisis response and support law enforcement in its mission to keep communities safe.

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