Redesigning the campus' mental health response program will offer an innovated approach to handling mental health crises in and around campus and is an important component to the Chancellor's Reimagining UC Berkeley Campus and Community Safety Program.
Project Charter (Expand)
Recent acknowledgement and concerns about harmful or violent police responses in the country against individuals with mental health issues or other history, particularly those from marginalized populations, has led the UC Berkeley community to reassess the emergency and crisis response method and approach used by UCPD to respond to issues in the community.
- To establish the appropriate mental health response model for handling issues around mental health in the community and how to remove it from police response, unless a police response is needed.
- A Mental Health Response program is designed with consensus from the Mental Health Response
- Advisory Committee and approved by the Chancellor. - The implementation of the approved Mental Health Response program is adequately prepared for handing over to an implementation team.
Sponsor: Chancellor Carol Christ
Project Managers: Russ Ballati and Isabel Nguyen
Committee Members: Aaron Cohen, Adisa Anderson, Alfred Earl Day III, Ann Jeffrey, Ari Neulight, Guy Nicolette, Joey Williams, Khira Griscavage, Laura Alie, Lisa Quach, Mahasin Mujahid, Marc Fisher, Margo Bennett, Peter Cornish, Peyton Provenzano, Rucker Johnson, Sabrina Reich, Samuel Santos, Victoria Vera