Law Enforcement Response to Mental Health

Project Purpose/Goal

The National Police Foundation is working with the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to promote and expand their mental health/law enforcement learning sites. These are select sites with effective and specialized police-based responses that serve as models to other jurisdictions around the country. Selected sites deliver peer-to-peer learning through a diverse cross-section of model strategies and examples of successful collaborations between law enforcement and mental health agencies.

The National Police Foundation is also working with the Justice Center on developing individualized technical assistance plans focused on data collection, as well as tools, to include webinars and issue briefs focused on data collection for the larger cohort of BJA Justice and Mental Health Collaboration law enforcement grantees.

Study Method

The National Police Foundation is using its extensive understanding of public safety operations and law enforcement and mental health issues, and technical assistance provision, to support this collaborative effort. Additionally, leveraging its experience developing toolkits and other resources for law enforcement, the National Police Foundation is working with the Justice Center to support the development of products that will enhance law enforcement agency efforts in justice and mental health.

Funding & Collaboration

The National Police Foundation’s Law Enforcement Response to Mental Health project is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Points of Contact

Rebecca Benson
Senior Project Associate
(202) 833-1460
rbenson@policefoundation.org

Blake Norton
Senior Vice President
(202) 833-1460
bnorton@policefoundation.org

Keywords

Technical assistance; mental health

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