We hope you have had a great month! Here are a few time sensitive updates the Office of Equity would like to share:
Community Crisis Response Team Positions Open!
Throughout the last year, we have shared updates on our efforts to create a non-police, civilian emergency response team to respond to non-violent calls for service, as recommended in Goal 3 of the Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative: Initial Report.

The City of Long Beach is currently leading a multi-agency planning process to establish a multi-disciplinary Community Crisis Response team. This team will respond to a subset of 911 calls related to mental health crises, substance misuse, welfare checks, and other non-violent situations utilizing a prevention and intervention approach. The Community Crisis Response Team will be part of the Health Department. If you are interested or know someone, there are currently four positions open, one of which closes Wednesday, August 31.

Find out more about the positions using the links below.
Equity and Human Relations Commission Retreat
Join us this Saturday, August 27 at 10 am, for a special meeting of the Long Beach Equity and Human Relations Commission.

When: Saturday, 8/27/2022

Where: via Zoom

Teleconference Dial In: +1 213 338 8477/Meeting ID: 979 8600 5922