Join us for a Collab Chat led by Chris Huff, Diversion and Reentry Policy Analyst at Access Living, to discuss progress on implementing CESSA. Over the last nine months, the Collab has been tracking the Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA), also known as the Stephon Watts Act. This new legislation requires emergency response operators such as those at 911 centers to refer calls seeking mental and behavioral health support to a new service that can dispatch a team of mental health professionals instead of police. Implementation started in July 2022 and is expected to be completed by January 1, 2023.
Collab Chats are small, intimate discussions for Collab members only. Once you register, you will have the option to add this event to your calendar. You will receive the Zoom Meeting link from staff the day before the event. ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided. Additional accommodation requests can be submitted via RSVP.