Mental health personnel reviews law enforcement records
The law enforcement agency allows mental health personnel, often those that are embedded in the agency, to review records in their data system. Mental health personnel can then follow up on calls or encounters that have been flagged as having a mental health component to provide support, treatment referrals, and connection to additional services.
Middlesex County, MA Arlington Police Department (APD)
- The mental health clinician embedded in APD reviews police logs, incident reports, and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) entries in the department's report management system.
- The clinician identifies entries that have been flagged as having a mental health component and can perform outreach and follow up, if appropriate.
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Policy & Practice
1 - Reduce bookings into jail
3 - Increase connection to treatment
Last updated: April 21, 2019