In Bucks County, Co-Responders assist officers in 18 police departments as of 2023. Co-responders are social service professionals who work collaboratively with police to divert people in need of social services away from the criminal justice system. The program aims to decrease the time law enforcement spends responding to situations involving social service needs to provide a more effective emergency response. Since the program launched in 2020, the co-responders have received more than 1,100 referrals.
In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we talk to co-responders Cara Gadzinski and Christopher Doheny to hear about their experiences on the job.
Bucks County Conversations is a podcast that captures real conversations happening within Bucks County's government. Each episode features topical, important discussions about the county, including key points of the Bucks County Commissioners’ meeting, and discussion of new projects, initiatives and upcoming events. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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