Kansas City Mental Health Crisis Center
The idea of a triage center for police to take people with emotional or intoxication problems instead of jail has been successful in other cities. The was already a plan in place when a funding source became available when the state negotiated with Ascension Health over the sale of two Kansas City area hospitals. State law required profits from the sale go to a not for profit effort in the same community as the hospitals. The Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center suddenly had $20 million headed its way — $2 million a year over the next 10 years.
Host Nancy Leazer talks with Stephanie Boyer, Program Director of the Crisis Center about their cooperation with the police, how they help their clientel and more.
Address – 2515 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64127
League of Women Voters Of Kansas – Voting Rights for Former Felons
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Cille King Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Kansas about voting right of formerly incarcerated citizen and their efforts to protect every citizens right to vote.
The Calendar for July 3rd
The Criminal Justice Task Force meeting for July 3rd has been canceled, as has the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 4th.
You are invited to join Amnesty KC on Thursday July 13th from 6:30-8 pm at Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main, KCMO. Their guest speaker will be Samantha Ruggles, Operations Manager for the Kansas City Center for Inclusion. She will talk about her organization, and what we can do to make certain that LGBTQI rights are protected and honored. Refreshments will be provided.