“Every time that a law enforcement officer brings someone in and helps get them connected to services instead of taking them to jail, we’ve done one good thing,” said Sara Huffman, clinical director for the county’s crisis service contractor, RHA Health Services.
These checklists can help law enforcement, behavior health, and local leaders determine whether their Police-Mental Health Collaboration programs align with promising practices for improving outcomes for law enforcement encounters with people with mental illnesses or who are in mental health crisis.
The CSG Justice Center today released a first-of-its-kind, web-based resource that combines extensive data analyses, case studies and recommended strategies from all 50 states to help policymakers address their state’s specific public safety challenges.
The Baltimore County, Maryland, county executive recently released a report that provides recommendations for the county to better position its police-mental health collaboration (PMHC), the Baltimore County Crisis Response System, to provide an effective and comprehensive response that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and maximizes both public safety and health outcomes.
The conference will include sessions on topics such as implicit bias training, race in policing, and recruitment and retention.
The 2018 CACITA conference aims to share best practices among CIT officers, CIT presenters, behavioral health, and other health care professionals and community partners.
In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the CSG Justice Center review the FY2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant application process.
The webinar provides a conceptual overview of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reentry program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and discusses the program’s processes in three key areas: 1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; 2) staff training; and 3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process.
In this webinar, CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to FY17 JMHCP Category 3 Implementation & Expansion grantees.
In this webinar, CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources that are available to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration law enforcement grantees. Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance also provide an overview of the post-award grand management requirements.
The livestream provides an overview of effective ways to develop specialized law enforcement-based programs, and features presentations on the benefits of expanding and strengthening police-mental health collaborative efforts to include key community partners.
This series of publications from the International Association of Chiefs of Police offers guidelines for law enforcement officers when responding to situations involving people reasonably believed to be in crisis.
This report from the National Conference of State Legislators provides legislators with the tools they need to consider cost effective policies that both respond to mental health issues and enhance public safety.
This report analyzes results from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ Microgrant Initiative for Law Enforcement under the Community Policing Development program.
This publication is dedicated to issues surrounding alternatives to police enforcement, which is defined as the administration of the law—e.g., issuing arrests, citations, summonses, or warrants.
This publication from the Police Executive Research Forum includes information on problem-solving, innovation, and partnerships in the police response to homelessness, and is built upon stories from law enforcement leaders sharing successes and best practices from their jurisdictions.
Part of a law enforcement officer’s job is to defuse a situation before it gets out of hand. Another part is keeping the spark from being lit in the first place. That’s where a better understanding of mental illness can help—and where a new partnership between the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and the National Alliance on Mental Illness comes in.
“They are people too, and some feel that they don’t belong,” police officer Gina Bell said simply before leaving the office dressed in her brown shirt and green pants, which designate the Homeless Outreach Street Team from regular patrol staff who are dressed in traditional blue. “It breaks my heart since we are trying to help them.”
Joshua Jenkins and 10 other men are participants in Skills for Success, an intensive, two-week course hosted by Purdue University to help prepare them for careers in manufacturing after they’re released from jail.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department along with Pine Belt Mental Health made their mark on a international platform during this years 2018 Crisis Intervention Team Conference. Just this week, the partnering teams traveled to Missouri to teach classes.
Crisis-intervention training teaches officers to recognize symptoms of mental illness while conditioning them to decelerate their approach to someone in distress. Common tactics involve remaining at a distance to avoid startling or riling the person, attempting to persuade instead of demanding compliance, and posing open-ended questions to nurture conversation.