Each team consists of a medic (either a nurse or an EMT) & a crisis worker (who has at least several years experience in the mental health field).

CAHOOTS provides immediate stabilization in case of urgent medical need or psychological crisis, assessment, information, referral, advocacy & (in some cases) transportation to the next step in treatment.

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(Caroline Loomis): An open letter, a resource list, and some great exercises for stretching your imagination to consider why you call the police and how you might make different choices and build alternatives in the future.

: A book co-authored by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinh, Ching In Chen, and Jai Dulani about abuse inside activist communities and how folks have dealt with it without the cops (was out of print, is now back in print).

: An organization created by Black women in East Oakland that is a community controlled alternative and/or addition to calling 911 for emergency medical care.

They created it after the ambulances were just not showing up or cops were showing up first.: An organization that works with folks who have committed sexual assault or partner abuse who want to take accountability.

Many, but not all, of our clients are homeless.” stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting in reductions in violence of 40% to 70%.

Note: this program is now state-sponsored, which some people feel undermines its efficacy and sustainability.

My gut is that when white people are able to say ‘Having no police is better than what we have now’ that will reflect the willingness and courage needed to make a fundamental transition from an old system to a new one.”If you’d like to add to or suggest a correction to this list, please email me (Aaron Rose) at aaronxrose at gmail dot com or alternativestopolice at gmail dot com.

I'm currently taking responsibility for developing and managing this document, but if other people would like to help, or think I should be doing things differently, I'm happy to work with you and/or transfer ownership.

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