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Mark Munetz, Ph.D.

Policing and Mental Illness

Increased mental health funding isn’t sufficient to address the over-representation of people with mental illness in the justice system, writes Mark Munetz, M.D., professor and chair emeritus of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University in a guest blog for the Pete Earley website.

“We also must address larger societal problems like poverty, homelessness and systemic racism. There cannot be a zero-sum game of funding for the police and human services. We need to increase our overall funding for human services including what I call re-invented police work,” he adds.

Read the entire blog post by Dr. Munetz, the co-author of the Sequential Intercept Model used by law enforcement and communities across the country.