Ask the Expert: Crisis Response in Rural Areas

Past Event
August 21, 2023, 2:00- 3:30pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the U.S Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance

Small and rural jurisdictions across the country often face distinct challenges that make it difficult to implement the types of crisis response programs that larger and urban areas have. Join us for an ask-the-expert session focused on the unique experiences of people working on crisis response in rural areas. We’ll be joined by Beya Thayer, MSW, and colleagues from Yavapai County, Arizona. These experts will give a brief overview of the work they’re doing in Arizona to respond to people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. This will be followed by time for attendees to ask questions and engage in discussion. Registration is required to attend this event.


  • Deirdra Assey, Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center (moderator)
  • Beya Thayer, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services & the Yavapai Justice & Mental Health Coalition (speaker)

Event Recording

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