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Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives

January 22, 2013

Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives (PDF)

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance

This report examines how states have developed structures and standards to make police encounters with people with mental illnesses safer for all involved and to produce better mental health and criminal justice system outcomes. The report offers a starting point for policymakers, practitioners, and others interested in planning or enhancing a statewide initiative that will support such local-level specialized policing responses as crisis intervention and law enforcement/mental health co-response teams.

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