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Mobile Crisis Vans could transform First Reponse in County

County Council At-Large Candidate Stanford Fraser has a bold new solution to the 90 percent of 911 calls that do not require police as first responders. Mobile teams of a social worker, medical worker or other trained intervention specialists could be dispatched to help in situations that are not law-related, but rather, indicate a different type of crisis.

Denver has used this system, and is now expanding it. For Prince George's county, such units might relieve unnecessary police time on non-police matters, while helping citizens get access to the specific supports that can help resolve their issue.

He shared his thoughts with Clean Slate People in two interviews. For more information, check his website,, or contact him at

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