Compassionate policing teaches law enforcement to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis, de-escalate a situation, and connect individuals to community supports. Clallam Mosaic, Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, PC Longhouse, will present a special Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month screening and panel discussion on the topic in March.
This will be a two-part event. First, a screening of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops will be held on Monday, March 8, at 5:00 pm; Tuesday, March 9, at 9:00 am; Wednesday, March 10, at 2:00 pm; and Thursday, March 11, at 10:00 am.
Directed by Jenifer McShane, the 2019 Ernie & Joe follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Department’s Mental Health Unit. This is an intimate portrait of officers who are helping to change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film follows the officers in their daily encounters with people in crisis.
Clallam Mosaic, who will host the screenings, serves people who have developmental disabilities through recreation, art in many forms, education, and social activities. Founded in 1998, Clallam Mosaic is an inclusive community made up of a leadership team, instructors, Community Guides, volunteers, and participants of all ages. Welcoming audience members to the screenings will be Priya Jayadev, Executive Director; Catherine McKinney, Program and Communications Director; and Bonne Smith, Board President.
To join the film via Zoom, click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84978233334. Meeting ID: 849 7823 3334
On Thursday, March 11, at 12:30 p.m., join Studium Generale for a discussion on compassionate policing led by Clallam Mosaic. Joining Clallam Mosaic members will be parent advocate working to improve education, housing, and emergency services for people with developmental disabilities, Terry Barrett; Sequim Police Department Chief Sheri Crane; REdisCovery Community Change Agent Amy Miller; and Port Angeles Chief of Police Brian Smith.
Please use this Zoom information to join the discussion:
ID: 824 1915 5703
These screenings and the discussion are free and open to the public.
For more information contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 417-6362