This resource describes successful models states and localities have put into use to address mental health, substance use, homelessness and children’s services in order to reduce law enforcement involvement. The report was created in response to a federal executive order and is intended to provide guidance on creating crisis response systems that limit the involvement of law enforcement. It describes the 3 core elements of a comprehensive crisis system: regional crisis call centers, mobile crisis response teams, and crisis receiving and stabilization facilities. The report also provides examples of models that reduce police involvement for crises related to mental health conditions, substance use, homelessness, and crisis services intended for children and adolescents. The appendix includes information about 2021 federal appropriations to support crisis response programs.
Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Executive Order - Safe Policing for Safe Communities: Addressing Mental Health, Homelessness, and Addiction Report
A report describing successful models states use to address mental health, substance use, homelessness and children's services that reduce law enforcement involvement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration