U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Employing Mental Health Clinicians to Improve Police Outcomes

© Freepik.com (see reuse policy).
Carleigh Sailon, Project Manager, Law Enforcement, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Carleigh Sailon
Carleigh Sailon

Law enforcement agencies are teaming up with mental health clinicians to improve behavioral health responses and allow police officers to focus on crime reduction. In this episode of Justice Today, our host discusses how Denver police work side-by-side with mental health clinicians to treat residents experiencing mental health emergencies and connect them with treatment.

Read the corresponding blog post.


This episode is part of Justice Today, the official podcast of the Office of Justice Programs. To subscribe to the podcast, copy and paste the URL into the podcast app of your choice.

Date Published: February 6, 2024