Mayor Adams tours a jail facility at Rikers

Opinion: Will NYC’s Budget Promote Mental Health or Preserve Mass Incarceration?

“Despite the mayor’s repeated statements that he wants to fund more ‘upstream’ services that address the city’s mental health crisis, his agenda, instead, focuses on post-crisis points and increased law enforcement. To effectively address the City’s mental health crisis, the mayor must invest in more preventive and evidenced-based supports.”