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HSAN: The Cuyahoga County Diversion Center: Past, Present, and Future

On June 28, 2022, Community Solutions’ hosted a Human Services Advocacy Network (#HSAN) discussion on the past, present and future of the Cuyahoga County Diversion Center. The discussion was moderated by Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition’s Executive Director Joan Englund, and featured panelists, Megan Testa, M.D., University Hospitals, Brandy Carney, Director of Public Safety...

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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Pipeline

A temper tantrum over a pair of sunglasses led to the arrest of a six-year-old. That six-year-old child with known medical issues was arrested by the school’s resource officer, placed in zip ties by another officer, put in the back of a police car, taken to a juvenile center for processing fingerprinted, had their mug...

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CROWN Act 101

This post has been updated to reflect changes made to the CROWN Act as of May 2022. Earlier this year for Black History Month, I wrote about the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The CROWN ACT is a law that was introduced to prohibit race-based hair discrimination, which is...

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