Fund Alternatives to Police
Pass The CRISES Act (AB 2054)
Every day, community-based organizations across California are successfully responding to many types of emergency situations. In recent weeks, people across this nation have taken to the streets to demand an end to police violence. Re-envisioning policing starts with community-based organizations (CBOs) who can provide critically informed, compassionate, and potentially life-saving responses for vulnerable people.
Too often, the only response available for people in need of support is to call the police, which can escalate a crisis and increase risk for everyone. The lack of community-based support is particularly dangerous for Black and Brown folks in crisis.
The C.R.I.S.E.S. (Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems) - Act AB 2054 will create a pilot grant program for community-based response to the local emergencies, including:
- Public health crises
- Unhoused people in crisis
- People experiencing mental health crises
- People exposed to intimate partner or community violence
- People with a substance use disorder
- People impacted by natural or climate disasters.
When we invest in organizations rooted in community, we improve our resiliency, relationships, and strengthen connections – all of which are critical during this time to reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Tell Governor Newsom and state leaders to support alternatives to policing by voting YES on AB 2054.
California State Senate
Governor Gavin Newsom