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Advice From Experts


In June 2023, we co-hosted a national convening on alternative first response with the Center for Innovations in Community Safety at Georgetown Law. The event brought together alternative first response practitioners, community members, researchers, experts, and other stakeholders to learn, share information, problem-solve, and innovate. We spoke to some about their experiences, their vision, and words of advice.

Here's what they had to say:

Visions for the Future

The Role of the Community

Some Advice

Measuring Success

Getting Started

Building Public Awareness

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