Category: Crisis Intervention

Apply Now: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Mental Health Awareness Training Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2018 Mental Health Awareness Training grants. The purpose of the program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement officers, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms …

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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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National Alliance on Mental Illness 2018 National Convention

The 2018 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) convention will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss mental health issues, advocacy, and research, in addition to a chance to network with industry professionals. Highlights of the conference include information on the latest research and tools related to mental health treatment, as well as symposiums on criminal justice; NAMI’s federal …

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Apply Now: Law Enforcement and Community—Crisis Intervention Training Model Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is seeking applications from U.S. law enforcement agencies to participate in its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Model Program. The project is managed through Policy Research Associates (PRA) in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, …

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MacArthur Awards $11.3 Million for Justice Reform Efforts

Philanthropy News Digest By Philanthropy News Digest Staff The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants totaling $11.3 million to eight U.S. counties and cities seeking to create fairer, more effective justice systems. Awarded as part of the foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a $100 million initiative launched in 2015 with the …

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Mental Health Lockups Spiked by 1,365 Percent in Two Years at Summit County Jail

Summit Daily (Colorado) By Hugh Carey When John told a crisis hotline counselor that he was suicidal last September, he didn’t expect the police to get involved. But roughly two hours later, he says, sheriff’s deputies arrived at his home in Summit Cove. John, who asked his real name be withheld, had been drinking heavily and …

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