Learn How the Serving Safely Initiative Helps Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Vera Institute of Justice for the webinar “Serving Safely: Enhancing Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” on Wednesday, February 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn how law enforcement agencies can request help to enhance their responses to incidents involving persons with mental illnesses (MI) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities, a partnership between BJA and the Vera Institute of Justice.

People living with MI and I/DD are disproportionately represented in contacts with police, which can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. This webinar will provide an overview of the Serving Safely initiative, describe the types of assistance available, introduce the multidisciplinary project team responding to these requests, and highlight new product development in the field.

Register for the webinar today. Read a TTA Spotlight article from the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center to learn more about Serving Safely.

View this webinar on the TTA Catalog.