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San Jose advocates want more money for non-police crisis team

San Jose officials plan to allocate additional funding toward mental health services in the upcoming budget, after advocates pushed for more non-police emergency response. The Santa Clara County-operated Trusted Response Urgent Support Team (TRUST) program will receive about $450,000 from San Jose to fund another mobile crisis response team for a year. But advocates for non-police emergency responses said the program needs more dollars to enable around-the-clock services which are not available. Without consistent funding and a 24/7 mobile response team deployed to mental health crisis calls, advocates said the program can’t reach its full potential. “One of the reasons…

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