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Mental health co-responders now ride with the Denver Park Rangers

Mental health co-responders now ride with the Denver Park Rangers

In 2020, as protests against police brutality took to the streets of Denver, the city launched a long-planned program to remove officers from situations that would be better served by social workers. And so the support team-assisted response, widely known as STAR, started with a single van and a limited driver to see how things …

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Denver mayoral candidate Trinidad Rodriguez would declare a 'state of emergency' for homelessness and push for 'involuntary deductions' for mental health and addiction treatment

Denver mayoral candidate Trinidad Rodriguez would declare a ‘state of emergency’ for homelessness and push for ‘involuntary deductions’ for mental health and addiction treatment

Standing outside the Statehouse, mayoral candidate Trinidad Rodriguez told a small crowd of supporters that he was ready to declare a state of emergency for homelessness in Denver. Something about the city’s response to homelessness isn’t working and things are getting worse, he said. For Rodriguez, who has known people who were living homeless and …

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