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. The case study describes the MHD program and the lessons learned by MHD leadership during program implementation including advice for individuals interested in replicating the program in their communities.
Funding Source: Arnold Ventures & National League of Cities
San Antonio, Texas: Addressing Mental Health Crises with a Specialized Mental Health Detail Embedded in the Police Department
A case study of the Mental Health Detail program of the San Antonio, Texas police department from the National League of Cities