People living with mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police, which can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. Now, through Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons With Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities, law enforcement agencies can request help to respond safely and more effectively to incidents involving persons with mental health disabilities and I/DD. This initiative is a partnership between the Vera Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
By participating in this webinar, you will:
Get an overview of the initiative
Learn about the types of assistance available to communities
Get to know the multidisciplinary project team responding to requests for help, including The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability®
Learn about new resources in development