Collaborating agencies develop partnership agreements, such as memoranda of understanding (MOU), that establish the roles and responsibilities of each agency. These agreements may also be used to support information-sharing between collaborating agencies (see also the “Information-sharing agreements” intervention).
For more information on this intervention, see this resource:
- National Association of Counties "Data-Driven Justice: Using and Sharing Data"
For samples related to this intervention, see these resources:
- MOU between two agencies for a grant program
- MOU between a law enforcement agency and behavioral health agency
- MOU for a grant collaboration between a police department, sheriff's office, county government, mental health agency, and information system - Johnson County, KS
- MOU By and Between the County of Camden Department of Police Services and the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers
- DuPage County Behavioral Health Collaborative Involvement Agreement
Cumberland County, ME Portland Police Department
- The Portland Police Department has developed MOUs with several partnering agencies.
- Each MOU outlines roles and responsibilities and is supplemented by a business associate agreement to facilitate information sharing.
For samples related to this example, see these resources:
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