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
- “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