June 26, 2019 – Oakland community meeting with “CAHOOTS” – a non-police crisis intervention team that responds to nearly 20% of 911 calls in Eugene/Springfield OR. Organized by Coalition for Police Accountability, Faith In Action – East Bay (formerly OCO), Urban Strategies Council and City Council Members Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo. 165 attendees. The meeting was at St. Columba Catholic Church.
The Coalition brought CAHOOTS team to Oakland to meet with public officials, service providers, Police & Fire Departments to introduce an alternative model of crisis response and begin the process of developing an Oakland version of this successful model.
(Main Presentation begins at 10 minutes, 37 seconds)