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National TTA for Law Enforcement Responses to MHD/IDD

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,321,334)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (TTA) to Improve Law Enforcement-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) will provide TTA to law enforcement agencies nationwide to support collaborative, cross system responses to people with mental illness (MI) and people with IDD to improve public and officer safety. The cooperative agreement recipient will assist and guide states, tribes and local governments to grow and enhance cross system responses between local law enforcement and their mental health and IDD service delivery partners; and to address local response to people with MI and IDD. Once structured to conduct active outreach and receive requests from local jurisdictions, states, and tribes, the recipient will focus on TTA to assist local law enforcement in the collection of baseline data to better understand the scope of the problem. This may include such activities as resource mapping to increase community service capacity and the need to evaluate current processes and progress. The provider will also assist states in the review, revision, and implementation of policies to facilitate change at the local level. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2019