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National Survey of Police-Mental Health Collaboration Programs in Large U.S. City Police Departments

With support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the University of Cincinnati Center for Police Research and Policy conducted a survey of 70 law enforcement agencies within large U.S. cities to help determine available community responder programs in the areas.

A map of programs was developed in partnership with the Council of State Government Justice Center that shows the frequency of collaborative law enforcement-behavioral health interventions within those agencies. These initiatives aim to improve individual and community health outcomes, reduce unnecessary law enforcement contact for people with behavioral health needs or people experiencing homelessness, and protect public safety.

Also available are program descriptions and resources.

Date Published: June 27, 2022