Exploring Alternatives to Policing with Robert Weisberg and Michelle Portillo

While calls to “defund the police” have made headlines, a new Stanford Law report Safety Beyond Policing: Promoting Care Over Criminalization¬†explores alternatives to the use of police in sensitive situations such as mental health crises and in schools. Two of the report’s co-authors, Professor Robert Weisberg and Stanford Law student Michelle Portillo discuss key questions about policing, shedding light on promising alternatives that have been piloted in a variety of places around the country‚ÄĒalternatives that deploy mental health professionals, saving lives, police resources, and funds.

This episode originally aired on SiriusXM on May 8, 2021.

Exploring Alternatives to Policing with Robert Weisberg and Michelle Portillo