Law enforcement agencies have used police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs to help officers safely and effectively respond to calls for service involving people with mental illnesses for decades.
In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched an online toolkit in partnership with the CSG Justice Center that supports law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective public-safety responses to people who have mental illnesses.
The PMHC Toolkit outlines the overall benefits of PMHC programs in five sections: learning about PMHC programs; planning and implementing; training; managing; and measuring.
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