- Date: 09/06/2023
In early August, officials at the U.S. Access Board quietly published the Public Right of Way Access Guidelines Final Rule…
It is outreach workers like Lara Cladny and the RTD officers she works with who provide the bridge between social services and policing.
Mental health clinician Lara Cladny stands in Union Station's downstairs bus terminal, trying to reason with a disheveled, barefoot woman. It's a midday in early August. The middle-aged woman shouts at Cladny to get out of her face.
Several RTD police officers now flank Cladny, as the encounter escalates. But she remains calmly persistent in her effort to find out if she can connect the woman to needed services. The woman screams at the mental health worker to shut up.
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