The Politics Of Involuntary Commitment

Some officials in Democratic-led jurisdictions around the country are pushing to use involuntary commitment as a tool to tackle a surge in homelessness. We hear what officials in New York City, California and Portland, Oregon are proposing – and some of the pushback they are getting.

Ailsa Chang speaks with April Dembosky with KQED in San Francisco and Amelia Templeton with Oregon Public Broadcasting about how the conversation about involuntary commitment is playing out in California and Oregon.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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