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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

California: Mental Health Training for 911 Dispatchers

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has decided to voluntarily implement the policy changes sought by AB 680

Introduced by Assemblymember Kansen Chu and sponsored by NAMI California, AB 680did not become law, but training will be implemented throughout the state. As the dispatcher curriculum is updated, the POST Commission will work with NAMI California to integrate mental health awareness components.
“We are happy that POST sees the value in this training and look forward to our continued work with the agency,” said Jessica Cruz, CEO of NAMI-CA. “Families and individuals across California deserve the best supports when faced with a mental health crisis. This is a step in the right direction, and we commend POST for their leadership.”
California becomes the first state to provide this type of mental health awareness training.

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