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Kansas Program Offers Police Alternative To Jail For Mentally Ill


Area police departments are looking for was to reduce the numbers of  mentally ill and substance abusers ending up in jail. A new program in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties is helping to address this very issue. Rainbow Services, Inc provides a way for law enforcement officers to bring people they encounter to resources that can help them. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Randy Callstrom of Wyandot Inc and Captain Doug Parisi of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.


  • Captain Doug Parisi is the Crisis Intervention Team Liaison of the Kansas City, Ks Police Department.
  • Randy Callstrom is the President/CEO of Wyandot, Inc., the parent company of Rainbow Services, Inc.

Learn More: You can reach RSI at 913-956-5620 or through its 24-hour crisis line 913-788-4200. There is also a Walk-in Crisis Clinic located at 1301 North 47th Street Kansas City, KS 66102 or 913-328-4600.


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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.