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Learn About Models for Enhancing Law Enforcement Responses to Individuals with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Vera Institute of Justice for the webinar “Research on Models to Improve Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)” on Thursday, August 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Participants will learn about research that addresses the effectiveness of models for responding to individuals with I/DD, as well as directions for future research in this topic area.
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 I/DD. This webinar will review the evidence on models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training.
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.
Webinar presenters will include:
- Dr. Michael Compton, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons;
- Leah Pope, Program Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program, Vera Institute of Justice; and
- Dr. Amy Watson, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work.
Register for the webinar today.
View this webinar in the TTA Catalog.