Reimagining America’s Crisis Response System
Source: ABT Associates
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Crisis Continuum of Care Resources, Crisis Response System
A framework for decision-making to improve response to individuals experiencing a crisis as a result of substance use, mental health, or homelessness challenges. The framework is grounded in a systematic review of the range of approaches that have been implemented by first responder agencies in the United States and organizes specific programs (for example, the Oregon-based CAHOOTS program) into program types based on common features (such as responding agency, response activities, and desired outcomes).