Learn About the Denver STAR Program’s Alternative Response to Calls for Service

Many agencies are looking for alternative ways to respond to calls for low-level incidences. To help address this, the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program held the webinar “Alternative Response to Calls for Service—Denver STAR Program” in March 2021. During this webinar, Dr. Matthew Lunn, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Denver, Colorado Police Department (PD), discussed Denver’s Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) program, which consists of a team of mental health clinicians and a paramedic who are dispatched to calls for low-level incidences such as trespassing, substance misuse-related, or behavioral health episodes. Dr. Lunn discussed planning and implementing the STAR program and its early outcomes.

View the webinar recording.

View the webinar slides.