City suffers setback in attempt to deal with mental crises

A graphic for the Cahoots program in Eugene, Ore., which sends out mental health workers to deal with many crises police used to handle.

Daily Post Staff Writer

Palo Alto City Council members want to send mental health workers to incidents that police would have responded to, similar to a program that’s succeeded in Eugene, Ore., but getting it started isn’t proving to be easy.

In November, council directed City Manager Ed Shikada to express the city’s interest in participating in a county pilot program called the Community Mobile Response Program …

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