Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of a Specialized Law Enforcement-Based Program
This publication articulates 10 essential elements for specialized law enforcement-based response programs in interacting with people with mental illnesses and provides a common framework for program design and implementation that will promote positive outcomes while being sensitive to every jurisdiction’s distinct needs and resources. This project was coordinated by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) continues to support initiatives across…Read More
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program…Read More
After months of delays and negotiations, Congress recently approved a $1.5 trillion…Read More
The Council of State Governments Justice Center applauds members of the U.S.Read More
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center invites you to apply to receive free intensive training and technical assistance (TA) through the Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center. With support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, this TA opportunity will take place through August 2022 and will involve a minimum of five formal TA contacts. These will be developed in coordination between the site receiving assistance and its CSG Justice Center TA provider. TA can include, but is not limited to, focus-group facilitation with stakeholders such as community partners, virtual or in-person training, consultation with national experts on police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) issue areas, policy review, and peer connections.Read More
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center will host a four-session virtual Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the state’s role in supporting local efforts to reduce the number of people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice systemRead More