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Some New Mexico cities are training civilians to respond to mental health calls

Searchlight New Mexico

Some communities in New Mexico have started programs that send trained civilians to respond mental health calls instead of police. Joshua Bowling, criminal justice reporter with Searchlight New Mexico was part of an investigative team examining if these programs are enough to address the issue. He shares more about their findings with KRWG Public Media.

Anthony Moreno serves as the Director of Content at KRWG Public Media. He also is host and executive producer for "Fronteras-A Changing America" and "Your Legislators" on KRWG-TV.
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