Implementing a Solution
In our last chapter we traced the origins of Oakland’s FCIU (Family Crisis Intervention Unit) proposal, which was then implemented, as an experiment. In this chapter we track the first stages of this experiment.
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- 1.The data that had been collected to document the need for the FCI Unit showed that in a six-month period Oakland officers had responded to 16,000 family disturbance calls. Assuming half-hour responses, this represented 8,000 hours of investment. Twentyfive percent of the assignments were return calls. As we mentioned, the majority of incidents occurred in the late evening, Wednesdays through Sundays. The geographical areas that originated most of the calls were districts densely populated by low income minority residents.Google Scholar