The Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) announced that it is seeking input from the public on “crisis situations” that involve the Cleveland Police to gather information that will be used to help develop police policies. The MHRAC, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Police and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, launched an online survey and has organized three “community input sessions” open to all members of the public. The settlement agreement that the City signed with the Department of Justice describes “crisis situations” as incidents that involve mental illness, addiction, substance abuse, developmental disabilities or some other overwhelming personal crisis.
The online survey can be accessed by visiting http://bit.ly/CLECrisisResponseSurvey. It will be open through Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Hard Copies of the Survey:
People can download and print the survey by visiting http://bit.ly/print_CLECrisisResponseSurvey.
Completed surveys must be mailed or returned by Wednesday, March 23, 2016, to:
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
c/o MHRAC Survey
2012 West 25th Street, 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
Three Community Input Sessions:
1. Southeast Side: Wednesday, March 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Community Assessment & Treatment Services (CATS), 8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland OH 44105.
2. Northeast/Central: Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Tri-C Jerry Sue Thornton Center (formerly the Visiting Nurses Association), 2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland OH 44115.
3. West Side: Wednesday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Stella Maris, 1320 Washington Avenue, Cleveland OH 44113.