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Employing Mental Health Clinicians to Improve Police Outcomes

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February 2024

This episode of the Justice Today podcast discusses collaborative efforts between mental health clinicians and police departments.


This Justice Today podcast episode features guest Carleigh Sailon, Project Manager at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, to discuss how Denver, Colorado, police work side-by-side with mental health clinicians to treat residents experiencing mental health emergencies and connect them with treatment. Law enforcement agencies are teaming up with mental health clinicians to improve behavioral health responses and allow police officers to focus on crime reduction. 

Date Published: February 1, 2024