Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs

Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-08-08
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs
Unit 2 Recording: Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs

This session “drills down” into programs operated by the Tucson Police Department Mental Health Support Team, including Drug Deflection, Co-responder, Peer Navigator, Crisis Intervention Training, and more. Participants will leave this session with a roadmap to starting any of all of these programs in their home jurisdiction. A historical perspective will educate attendees in the methods used to start these programs in Tucson, Arizona.

During this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • Using data to justify the creation and expansion of mental health and substance use disorder programs
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Lessons learned in the creation of these programs

 

Audience Comments:

  • “As you think of future training sessions consider asking college professors to participate. I completed the training two years ago in Dayton with local LEOs, mental health professionals, and other agencies providing services to those in need.” — Pamela
  • “This is the first time I hear of officers taking individuals for treatment vs. jail. I am happy to hear about this CIT program. In my opinion, more police departments need to implement this program.” — Reina
  • “The need to talk openly about how law enforcement will/needs to interact with mental health and substance abuse issues.” — Denise

 

 

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