Topics

Acknowledgements

Writing

  • Rachel Bromberg, Reach Out Response Network
  • Clifford Courvoisier, Yale Law School  
  • Elizabeth Fleming, CSG Justice Center
  • Jasmine Graves, Radical Imagination Strategies
  • Amos Irwin, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
  • Melissa McKee, CSG Justice Center
  • Betsy Pearl, Center for American Progress
  • Ashtan Towles, CSG Justice Center
  • Amelia Vorpahl, CSG Justice Center
  • Rosemary White Shield, CSG Justice Center

Research

  • Rachel Bromberg, Reach Out Response Network
  • Clifford Courvoisier, Yale Law School  
  • Jasmine Graves, Radical Imagination Strategies
  • Amos Irwin, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
  • Betsy Pearl, Center for American Progress
  • Aasha Shaik, Yale Law School  
  • Ashtan Towles, CSG Justice Center
  • Alejandra Uría, Yale Law School
  • Sarah Wurzburg, CSG Justice Center

Advising

  • Dr. Ayesha Delany-Brumsey, CSG Justice Center
  • Jasmine Graves, Radical Imagination Strategies
  • Dionna King, Vital Strategies 
  • Amelia Vorpahl, CSG Justice Center
  • Sarah Wurzburg, CSG Justice Center

Project Manager

  • Amelia Vorpahl, CSG Justice Center

Editing

  • Darby Baham, CSG Justice Center
  • Dr. Dion Clark, CSG Justice Center
  • Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center

Design

  • Michael Bierman

Web Development

  • eleventy marketing group

Public Affairs

  • Elizabeth Garcia, CSG Justice Center
  • Aisha Jamil, CSG Justice Center
  • Ruvi Lopez, CSG Justice Center
  • Shannon Moriarty, CSG Justice Center

This work could not have been completed without the support and partnership of various organizations, including: the Albuquerque Community Safety Department, Atlanta Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative, Austin Emergency Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc., Center for American Progress, Denver Supported Team Assisted Response, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, New York Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, Newark Community Street Team, Olympia Crisis Response Unit, Reach Out Response Network, Rochester Person in Crisis Team, Portland Street Response, Salvation and Social Justice, San Francisco Street Crisis Response Team, White Bird Clinic, and Yale Law School.

 

About Vital Strategies

The Expanding First Response toolkit was funded by Vital Strategies. Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. Vital Strategies is helping a number of high-burden states in the U.S. strengthen and scale up evidence-based, data-driven interventions to reduce risks of overdose and save lives.

About The Council of State Governments Justice Center

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that combines the power of a membership association, representing state officials in all three branches of government, with policy and research expertise to develop strategies that increase public safety and strengthen communities.

 

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Suggested Citation: “Expanding First Response: A Toolkit for Community Responder Programs,” The Council of State Governments Justice Center, December 2021.

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