Using the Web-Based Self Assessment Tool and Technical Assistance Centers to Improve Police and Community Responses to People with Behavioral Health Needs

Past Event
April 7, 2021, 3:00- 4:30pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with support from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

A growing concern across the U.S. is how jurisdictions can improve their police and community responses to people with behavioral health needs. While some jurisdictions have established partnerships between their police departments and behavioral health system counterparts, many still struggle to effectively develop cross-system responses that can benefit the people impacted most by these systems. This webinar focuses on three resources that can be used to support these efforts through direct assistance, web-based tools, and trainings: (1) the Police Mental Health Self-Assessment Tool, (2) the Justice and Mental Health Partnership Support Center, and (3) the Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center.

Developed by The Council of State Government Justice Center, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, each of these resources are intended to support communities seeking to improve their police and other responses to people with behavioral health needs. This webinar walks through the benefits of each resource, how they can be accessed, and ways that communities can use them to request further support.


  • Laura Fabius, Policy Analyst, Law Enforcement, CSG Justice Center
  • Terence Lynn, Deputy Division Director, Law Enforcement, CSG Justice Center

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