CALL Stockton


CALL (Crisis Assistance Lifeline) Stockton will be a community-initiated program that provides a team of non-police first responders for crises involving, but not limited to, mental wellness, homelessness, and addiction. CALL Stockton is the people's solution to reimagining public safety. Sign up for updates.
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CALL Explained
What is CALL? Are there similar programs elsewhere?
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CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon

The program CALL is based on has been running for 31 years.

CLIENT-CENTERED PRINCIPLES


CAHOOTS teams, which consist of a crisis worker and a medic, go through an average of 500 hours of field training. They are not armed and rely on trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and verbal deescalation to maintain community safety. They do not restrain or take people against their will. They strive to provide all folks with unconditional positive support, free of judgment or discrimination.

FATAL ENCOUNTERS ARE NOT INEVITABLE


Studies show that 20% - 50% of fatal encounters with law enforcement involve individuals with a mental illness. The CAHOOTS model demonstrates that these fatal encounters were not inevitable when highly trained, non-police responders are deployed instead. Last year, out of roughly 24,000 CAHOOTS calls, police backup was only requested 150 times.

SAVES A LOT MORE MONEY THAN IT COSTS


The cost savings are considerable. CAHOOTS costs about ~$2.1 million annually and the teams answer almost 20% of the Eugene PD’s overall call volume. They also attend to emergency medical calls. The program saves Eugene an estimated $8.5 million in public safety spending annually and roughly $14 million in emergency room costs.