When the police are called, situations are often escalated, and people can be put at risk of violence. Even if the police make you feel more safe, inviting them into the community by calling them can put someone else in danger.
We created this guide with the goal to help people cultivate the skills to deal with conflicts or problems without calling the police, and to connect them with non-police resources in their communities to help address social issues and crises.
Our guide is a work in progress, and will be regularly added to and updated. The first version of our guide covers resources in Essex County, NJ.