Research to Improve Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Thursday Aug 29, 2019 - 01:00pm to 02:30pm EDT
Event Description: 

Law enforcement agencies and communities across the country are looking for strategies to improve the behavioral health crisis response for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence on models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training. The presenters will discuss how research addresses the effectiveness of models for responding to individuals with I/DD, as well as directions for future research.

During the webinar, participants will hear from the Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities team – a collaborative effort between BJA, the Vera Institute of Justice, and partners in the fields of policing, mental illness, I/DD, crisis intervention, peer advocacy, emergency medicine, technology development, and prosecution.

Organizer Information
Event POC: 
Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center
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Event POC Phone: 
1-855-252-8822
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