Data-Driven Justice and Stepping Up Initiative: Coordinating a System Response to 911 Dispatch
Improving crisis response with strategies that divert those with behavioral health needs to appropriate care has become a primary area of focus for both county and city law enforcement. Innovative dispatch strategies include co-responder models with mental health clinicians, mobile crisis teams, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement officers or a combination of all three. NACo, in collaboration with its Stepping Up partners and Data Driven Justice network, hosted a discussion on 911 dispatch intervention strategies with a special emphasis on data collection, screening and practical local approaches to resolving 911 calls safely without unnecessary justice system involvement.
- Chiara Jaranilla, Crisis Call Diversion Program Manager, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
- S. Rebecca Neusteter, PHD, Executive Director, Health Lab, University of Chicago
- Lora Ueland, Executive Director, Valley Com 911
- Charlie Verploegh, PHD, Assistant Director, Department of Behavioral Health Services, Bernalillo County, N.M.
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) continues to support initiatives across…Read More