Statewide Law Enforcement / Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Efforts

Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives is the product of a project supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It examines how states have developed structures and standards to make police encounters with people with mental illnesses safer for all involved and to produce better mental health and criminal justice system outcomes. The report offers a starting point for policymakers, practitioners, and others interested in planning or enhancing a statewide initiative that will support local-level specialized policing responses (SPRs) such as crisis intervention and law enforcement/mental health co-response teams.

Melissa Reuland, Laura Draper, Blake Norton | December 2012 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center

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