Strategies for Improving Law Enforcement Responses to People with Behavioral Health Conditions
Thursday, March 30, 2017
- 3:30 PM
In the course of their work as first responders, police officers routinely encounter people with mental and/or substance use disorders. However, many officers lack training in responding to mental health crises or options other than a hospital emergency department or the jail. This webinar will examine efforts to ensure successful interactions between police officers and people experiencing a mental health crisis, a mental health co-response strategy in Portland (ME), and the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion initiative in King County (WA).
Last Updated: 03/14/17