Category: Baltimore county

Report: Baltimore County Needs to Improve Emergency Response to Mental Health Situations

Baltimore Sun By Pamela Wood Baltimore County could make significant improvements to how it responds to emergency situations involving people with mental health issues, including hiring more crisis counselors and expanding training for police officers and 911 call-takers, an outside group says in a new report. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ordered an independent review of how police …

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Baltimore County to Further Improve Crisis Response System Based on Independent Assessment

By CSG Justice Center Staff The Baltimore County, Maryland county executive released a report today that provides recommendations for the county to better position its police-mental health collaboration, the Baltimore County Crisis Response System (BCCRS), to provide an effective and comprehensive response that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and maximizes …

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Baltimore County, Maryland: A Police-Mental Health Collaboration Assessment

In September 2016, Baltimore County, Maryland’s county executive asked the CSG Justice Center to conduct an independent assessment of its law enforcement and behavioral health collaboration, the Baltimore County Crisis Response System (BCCRS), which helps the county respond to people who have behavioral health needs. In partnership with the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD), the …

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