CIRCLE (Crisis and Incident Response through Community-led Engagement) is a 24/7 alternative 9-1-1 response program that:
- Deploys trained crisis response teams to respond to non-urgent 9-1-1 calls related to unhoused individuals.
- Conducts proactive outreach in areas with concentrations of unhoused individuals; intervening before 9-1-1 needs to be called.
The program began as a pilot in January 2022 in Hollywood and Venice and is expanding to Downtown LA, the Northeast Valley, and South LA.
CIRCLE’s goal is to improve the City’s interactions with and response to unhoused Angelenos and allow LAPD officers to focus on traditional law enforcement efforts.
In the graphic below, the area enclosed in the grey border is included.