The Case for Police-Mental Health Collaboration: What Every Law Enforcement Executive Should Know
BJA's Serving Safely Webinar Series This webinar provides an in-depth look at the challenges many communities face and shares real-world experiences in developing Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs to address them. Video run time: 2:12 min.
People living with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police. These interactions can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. PMHC programs are comprehensive approaches to these situations and consist of partnerships, policy and practice redesign, training, data collection, and program maintenance.
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