Alternative 911 Emergency Response

HKS Is Providing a Blueprint For How to Improve Policing at Home and Nationwide

September 30, 2021
On September 30, 2021, the Harvard Crimson Editorial Board published an article highlighting the Government Performance Lab's work to support jrusidictions in implementing alternative approaches to 911 emergency response. According to the Editorial Board: "We are thrilled to see Harvard affiliates leveraging their resources and influence to pursue meaningful change at the local level. As prone to aspiring towards leadership as us Harvard students are, the Government Performance Lab’s ethos of creating change through assisting local actors is a great reminder that sometimes, the best thing we... Read more about HKS Is Providing a Blueprint For How to Improve Policing at Home and Nationwide

Press Release

September 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab selects five jurisdictions to participate in Alternative 911 Emergency Response project to advance public health approaches to public safety

 
Cambridge, MA – The Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) today announced the selection of five jurisdictions that will participate in a new initiative designed to implement alternative responses to nonviolent 911 calls—Durham, North...
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Houston Public Media: Two New Harris County Safety Programs Would Limit Police Interactions In Certain Cases

August 10, 2021

Houston Public Media wrote a piece highlighting Harris County's Holistic Alternative Responder Team program, or HART, which plans to send public health staff instead of law enforcement to nonviolent calls involving issues like mental health, homelessness, and substance abuse. Read the...

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