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RADAR: Bridging the gap between law enforcement and behavioral health with treatment navigators.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $500,000)

RADAR: Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health with Treatment Navigators Project

Lead Applicant/ Law Enforcement Entity: City of Shoreline/ Shoreline Police Department (representative member of the RADAR Navigator agencies: Police Departments of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Kirkland, WA)

Partner Applicant/ Mental Health Agency: Center for Human Services

Target population, proposed number of individuals served: The project is aimed at individuals with MI/CMISA at the law enforcement intercept point due to their MI and CMISA, who have historically not successfully engaged with the treatment system.  The number of individuals to be served will be defined during the planning year and with the BJA training and technical assistance partner.

Jurisdiction’s population and demographic characteristics: The North King County region which would be served under this funding includes the cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Kirkland, Washington.  Approximate Population 227,000 people, 245 sworn officers, covers approximately 53.11 square miles.  79% White, 21% Black, Indigenous and People of Color.  An average of 4.8% of the population below the poverty line.

Brief Project Description: Enhancing Co-Response capacity, adding a Mental Health partner to enroll people in MI/CMISA treatment. 

In order to better meet the needs of people with MI/CMISA, the five RADAR Police Departments will partner with the Center for Human Services to create a bridge from the law enforcement intercept to treatment via a full-time mental health professional “Treatment Navigator” position and additional co-response Navigator capacity.  The Co-Response Navigator will respond with officers to in-progress calls and follow up with people with MI/CMISA to get them enrolled in treatment at Center for Human Services. Center for Human Services position will create a dedicated pipeline to services. Deliverables will include a Planning and Implementation Guide, hiring two staffers (Planning Year); providing services for people with MI/CMISA; and a Report or White Paper sharing our data, results and funding with other jurisdictions (Implementation Years).  This funding will enhance an existing co-response program by creating and formalizing a bridge to the community mental health treatment system.

Federal funding requested: $500,000.00

Match funds: $414,754.00

Previous recipient of JMHCP Grant Funds: No

Proposed subcontractors: None

Program Specific Priority Areas to be addressed in the application:

1. Promote effective strategies by law enforcement to identify and reduce the risk of harm to individuals with MI/CMISA and to public safety.

2. Promote effective strategies for identification and treatment of female offenders with MI/CMISA.

Date Created: December 16, 2021