Mayor Adams: 54 Mentally Ill Individuals Removed From Streets

Mayor Adams is touting the success of a plan to remove the mentally ill from the streets of New York City.

One year after it was launched, the mayor says 54 people have been moved to shelters or hospitals to receive care. He says these are people who have often refused help in the past.

"We're investing in training first responders, bringing psychiatric beds online, and strengthening inter-agency coordination — and the early results show what's possible when we lean into the most challenging cases with engagement, compassion, and support," Adams said.

Critics of the plan complain that people are being moved off the streets against their will.

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