Colorado’s OBH has funded 25 counties to implement co-responder teams of officers and behavioral health professionals beginning in 2018. This evaluation of the first 2 years of the program uses the RE-AIM evaluation framework which looks 5 aspects of the program: reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance.
This case study on the Indianapolis, Indiana police department’s Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.
This case study on the San Antonio, Texas police department’s Mental Health Detail (MHD) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.
This case study on the Wichita, Kansas police department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.
These presentation slides describe the Huntington, West Virginia Quick Response Team (QRT) which is a partnership of substance use disorder treatment providers, law enforcement, first responders, and faith-based community members. The QRT’s mission is to follow up on individuals
Arizona’s Department of Health Services adopted an enhanced opioid data surveillance program that requires first responders and health care providers to report suspected opioid overdoses, suspected opioid overdose deaths, naloxone distribution, and naloxone administration through an electronic reporting system. Providers are also required to report suspected cases of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (neonatal abstinence syndrome). In addition, the state provides blood testing from suspected opioid overdoses by the public health laboratory and has a real time opioid data online dashboard. Links the project website, copies of the executive order and regulations, frequently asked questions, and implementation guides are available below.
This resource describes the core elements of co-responder models that pair law enforcement with behavioral health providers to address individuals in crisis and the benefits of these models compared to law enforcement only response models.
In April 2021, the FDA announced approval of an application for a produce to deliver an 8 milligram (mg) dose of naloxone; previous approvals had been granted for products delivering 2 mg and 4 mg of naloxone. The approval was granted to provide an additional option for the treatment of opioid overdose.
This evaluation framework is designed to assess the impact of collaborations between law enforcement officers and first responders and social service agencies. The framework was developed through workshops and interviews with agencies who have developed collaborative crisis response programs.
This 3 minute video features the story of an individual who was assisted by Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. It includes interviews with case managers, law enforcement officers, and recipients of service and explains how the program improves outcomes for individuals in the community.