Human Services Committee begins discussions about alternatives to police response in Evanston.
This evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Human Services Committee will begin to discuss how the City can best respond to calls for service that don't require a sworn police officer to be present.
The committee will review the city’s current response services and resources (police, fire, victim advocates, Amita St. Francis 24-hour crisis line, and Youth and Young Adult Division) and review a preliminary analysis of the City's 911 calls.
A second meeting will focus on Evanston's non-profit emergency service providers with a view to considering what alternative emergency response service could look like in Evanston and how to correct the funding imbalance between policing and human services in the city.
You can watch the Human Services Committee meeting online at cityofevanston.org/tv or Comcast subscribers: Channel 16; AT&T U-Verse subscriber: Channel 99, select Evanston, select City Channel 16. If you wish to make a public comment, you can submit a written comments in advance or sign up to provide public comment by phone or video during the meeting by completing this form: or call/text 847-448-4311.
Committee members are:
Ald. Judy Fiske, 1 Ald. Peter Braithwaite, 2 Robin Rue Simmons 5th Ward Alderman, 5 Ald. Eleanor Revelle (Chair), 7 Cicely L. Fleming, 9th Ward Alderwoman, 9