Category: criminal justice/mental health learning sites

Tucson Police Department Becomes National Leader in Mental Health Crisis Training

KGUN9 By Priscilla Casper The Tucson Police Department has become a national leader in dealing with the mental health crisis. The United States Department of Justice, Council of State Governments Justice Center and Police Foundation named TPD as a “National Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Site.” The department is one of four new agencies selected to be a learning site for other police and sheriff’s …

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Register for Webinar: Strategies for Improving Law Enforcement Responses to People with Behavioral Health Conditions

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation In the course of their work as first responders, police officers routinely encounter people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. However, many officers lack training in responding to mental health crises and considering options other than a hospital emergency …

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