Apply Now for Short-Term, Free Police-Mental Health Collaboration Support in 2022

April 13, 2022

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center invites you to apply to receive free intensive training and technical assistance (TA) through the Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center. This TA opportunity will take place through August 2022 and will involve a minimum of five formal TA contacts. These will be developed in coordination between the site receiving assistance and its CSG Justice Center TA provider. TA can include, but is not limited to, focus-group facilitation with stakeholders such as community partners, virtual or in-person training, consultation with national experts on police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) issue areas, policy review, and peer connections.

Please submit your application by May 13, 2022. You will be notified about any next steps on May 18, 2022. If you have any questions, contact Julia Kessler at

This free TA opportunity is administered by the CSG Justice Center with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through the Center for Justice and Mental Health Partnerships and the Law Enforcement Mental Health Collaboration Support Centers.

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Julia Kessler
Project Manager, Behavioral Health
Julia Kessler works with state and local law enforcement agencies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement, other criminal justice agencies, and behavioral health agencies. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Julia was a senior program associate with the National Police
Foundation (NPF) where she worked with law enforcement and communities around the U.S. to advance evidence-based policing practices to promote more inclusive and safe communities. Before joining NPF, Julia served with the United States Agency for International Development. Julia received her BA from Kenyon College and her MS in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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