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Study: ARRIVE Together program could be future of policing in USA

The program puts police officers together with mental health professionals.

Matt Trapani

Apr 7, 2023, 11:52 PM

Updated 468 days ago

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A groundbreaking law enforcement program in New Jersey could be the future of policing nationwide, according to a report from the Brookings Institution.
The Brookings Institution examined the New Jersey program ARRIVE Together. It is a program that puts police officers together with mental health professionals.
The institution’s Dr. Rashawn Ray said his study found that officers participating in ARRIVE Together did not use force 98% of the time.
“Law enforcement might also view the behavior of an individual as being aggression, whereas a mental health professional may interpret it in a very, very different way. And it might lead to de-escalation which is exactly what I found in my report,” Ray said on News 12 New Jersey’s “Power & Politics” show.
State Attorney General Matt Platkin has said he will expand the ARRIVE Together program to Paterson as part of the office’s takeover of that city's police department.
More details about the Brookings Institution’s findings can be found HERE.  


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