CSAC Bulletin Article

Effort Aims to Help Police Respond to Mentally Ill

July 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice Office is hoping to help police agencies respond better to people with mental health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are seeking applications to provide training and technical assistance to state and local governments through a National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative.

This program furthers the mission to increase officer and public safety through support to state, local, and tribal police and law enforcement as first responders to calls for service and incidents involving people with mental health disorders as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please click here for additional information and a copy of the initiative announcement. Applications are due August 22.

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