Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center), and the University of Cincinnati for their conference “Taking the Call: A National Conference Exploring Innovative Community Responder Models.” The inaugural event will take place on May 20, 2021 at 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET, and the conference will take place on October 20–21, 2021 (visit CSG Justice Center’s website for more details). Registration is required for both events, which are free and open to the public.
The conference will address how to ensure emergency calls receive the appropriate response as well as opportunities and challenges related to community responder models, including how to improve community health, lessen the burden on law enforcement, and limit unnecessary justice system involvement.
The virtual event on May 20, 2021 will feature a panel discussion with:
Dr. Anita Everett, Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services
Anne Larsen, Outreach Services Coordinator, Olympia Police Department, Crisis Responder Unit
Kristen Mahoney, Acting Director, U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance
Keris Jän Myrick, Director, JED Foundation and Co-Director, S2i (The Mental Health Strategic Impact Initiative)
Murphy Paul, Chief of Police, Baton Rouge Police Department
Carleigh M. Sailon, Program Manager – Criminal Justice Services, Denver STAR program