COLUMBUS (WCMH) – During a news conference Tuesday previewing highlights of the city’s upcoming budget, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said the Alternative Response Program has been a success. 

So what is the program and how is it making a difference in Columbus?

The pilot program, which started in June, is set to receive $5 million in city funding, according to the mayor’s proposed budget. 

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