In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is seeking applicants for the Law Enforcement–Mental Health Learning Sites Program. This program is designed to identify and highlight agencies from across the country with successful police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs between the law enforcement and mental health systems that are willing to share their expertise with the field. The current learning sites represent a diverse cross-section of perspectives and program examples and are dedicated to helping other jurisdictions improve their responses to people with mental illnesses.
Selected jurisdictions will be designated as learning sites and will work closely with the CSG Justice Center to provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities to PMHC programs nationwide as well as fellow learning sites, stay abreast of current research and best practices, and improve their own programs. While learning sites do not receive funding from BJA or the CSG Justice Center, they are reimbursed for approved costs associated with hosting site visits from other jurisdictions or travel to other jurisdictions to provide training and technical assistance, and have access to technical assistance provided by CSG Justice Center staff.
Interested jurisdictions must submit a letter of interest and application along with all supporting documents no later than October 20, 2017 @ 11:59p.m. ET. To view the application and obtain more information on the program, click the button below.
To read about the current Law Enforcement–Mental Health Learning Sites, click here.