Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites

Since 2006, the CSG Justice Center has worked in partnership with the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to highlight agencies with comprehensive criminal justice-mental health programs willing to share their expertise with other criminal justice and mental health agencies and organizations. As of 2015:

  • Four new mental health learning sites have been selected to help advance the field through guidance to other jurisdictions.
  • Six law enforcement agencies have been chosen that demonstrate a range of effective responses to people with mental illnesses involved with the criminal justice system.

All of these sites were chosen not just for their programmatic successes, but also for their ability to provide insight and guidance to other jurisdictions interested in starting or expanding a criminal justice/mental health collaboration.

Please consult the map below to contact a current learning site or to learn more.

Mental Health Court Learning Sites

BJA-designated Mental Health Court Learning Sites represent diverse court models across the country. These sites host visits from other jurisdictions, answer questions from the field, and work with BJA and the CSG Justice Center to assess and improve their own program operations. Each has demonstrated an ability to provide guidance and advance the field, while maintaining flexibility in their program design to meet their communities’ needs.

Law Enforcement/Mental Health Learning Sites

The Law Enforcement/Mental Health learning sites collectively reflect the range of strategies a law enforcement agency might consider when developing a collaborative initiative to address the needs of individuals with mental illnesses in their community. As centers of peer-to-peer learning and support, learning site personnel are committed to providing guidance to agencies in other jurisdictions that are interested in creating or expanding their own Specialized Policing Responses.

Download the following files to learn about the technical assistance (TA) offered by the learning sites:

TA Request Form

Learn more about Mental Health Courts

Learn more about Law Enforcement and Mental Health