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In the state of Iowa between 2013 and 2019, 45 people were killed by the police.

Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Boone, Story, Marshall, Jasper, Poweshiek, Warren, Madison, Greene

Unity Point Health CICS Mobile Crisis Response Team



To access the Mobile Crisis Response Team, anyone within the 11-county region may call the Crisis Center at 1-844-258-8858. The service is available to all ages.  Anyone experiencing a crisis can access the crisis line, whether it is adolescent behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, substance use, suicidal thoughts and everything in between. Trained phone responders will assess the situation and deploy the Mobile Crisis Response Team if an in-person response is deemed to be necessary or helpful.

A trained two-person team will leave as soon as they have been dispatched and will respond to the scene within 60 minutes. Once onsite, the on-call counselors are able to perform crisis assessments and will take the necessary time with the client

We're Looking for More Resources in this Area. 
We are working to create an easily accessible and searchable database of community resources and organizations nationwide that offer crisis intervention services to be utilized as an alternative to calling the police. At the moment we are rapidly trying to verify leads to be posted to the site. If you know of such a resource in your area  press the contact button below or check back soon for updated resources in your neighborhood.   
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Instead Of Police is a crowdsourced, nationwide database of community resources & mobile response teams to be utilized as alternatives to calling police. If you know of such a resource in your area, if you'd like to collaborate with organizing, research, or outreach, or if you have feedback, questions, concerns, or suggestions about the site, (BIPOC organizers especially) email insteadofpolice@protonmail.com.

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