Law Enforcement

Increasingly, law enforcement officers are the first, and often the only, responders to calls involving people with behavioral health needs. Our team works with communities across the country to support law enforcement leaders and officers to improve their responses to this growing population.
Resources

We want officers to have the resources they need to effectively respond to people in crisis, which is why our department has partnered with local homeless and health systems to build out community services, increasing the chances of success for the people we encounter most frequently and reducing the burden on our officers.
Gordon Ramsay
Chief, Wichita Police Department, Kansas

Key Staff


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Terence Lynn
Deputy Division Director, Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health
Terence Lynn leads the organization’s law enforcement portfolio, which focuses on the intersection between public safety agencies, criminal justice, and behavioral health services. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Terence served as the dean of Business and Criminal Justice at
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Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. Prior, he was the senior director of the Division of Professional Studies at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he was responsible for all contracted training and technical advising with the City of New York Police Department (NYPD) and was one of the principal architects and instructors for its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) pilot program. He also served as the head of the police training academy in upstate New York operated by John Jay. In addition, Terence has also advised on a range of police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) response models in communities throughout New York and has served as a police officer with the New Hampshire and Massachusetts state police forces. Terence holds a CAGS degree in counseling and human relations and a MEd in psychology and is a certified CIT coordinator by CIT International.
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Laura Fabius
Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health
Laura Fabius works with the law enforcement team, providing technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees and learning sites. Prior to joining CSG Justice Center, Laura worked for the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center as a correctional
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program specialist, where she assessed the capabilities of people who were incarcerated and developed community relationships to secure employment opportunities for this population after they reentered their communities. She has also served as a correctional specialist in a detention center in Anne Arundel County, where she helped manage programming for its incarcerated population. Laura has a BA in psychology and sociology and an MS in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology and crime analysis from the University of Hartford.
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Olivia Randi
Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health
Olivia Randi supports the behavioral health team by assisting with operations, research, and communications. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, she worked for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she facilitated a fundraising program in New York City schools
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to benefit blood cancer research. Before that, she interned at an alternative-to-incarceration program at Journey Mental Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In this role, she provided administrative support while researching the effects of health care policy on mental health clinics. She holds a BA in public health with a minor in biology from Beloit College.
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