Many details of mental health response pilot programs included in the city’s 2021 budget are still being worked out, and proponents of a non-law enforcement model want to be involved in the process.

The Chicago Department of Public Health next year will launch pilot programs for two different models for responding to people experiencing a mental health crisis. While money has been allocated for the programs, the city is still figuring out what shape they will take and exactly which sections of the city will be served.

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