Executive Order Safe Policing for Safe Communities: Addressing Mental Health, Homelessness, and Addiction Report
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP), People experiencing Homelessness, People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Veterans
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Crisis Response System, Homelessness, Housing Support, Peer Support, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
The findings of this Report highlight the models used by the states addressing mental health, substance use, homelessness, and children’s services that reduce police involvement. This document provides best practice examples of programs which decrease contact with law enforcement for persons with mental health problems, substance use issues, and/or who are experiencing homelessness. The examples follow the 3 components of crisis services systems’ best practices: (1) crisis call centers, (2) mobile crisis teams, and (3) crisis receiving and stabilization facilities.