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Police and Mental Health Emergencies

In many communities, police are the primary responders to people experiencing mental health crises. There are growing demands to shift responsibility for this function to the health and social service sector and emerging policy initiatives that could support this shift. This presentation provides an overview of the issue, discusses models to improve mental health crisis response and reduce the role of law enforcement, and explores emerging policy initiatives that could support this shift.


Amy Watson

Amy Watson, PhD is a professor of social work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. During the past two decades, her research has focused on police encounters with persons with mental illnesses and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) ... read more

Date: Tue, Feb 22, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Amy Watson

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:320

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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