Connecticut's Youth Mobile Crisis Services Highlighted as a National Model to Decriminalize Mental Health
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) released a new report, Youth Mobile Response Services: An Investment to Decriminalize Mental Health. The report evaluates the role of law enforcement and mental health systems in the United States and their relationships to racial justice. It also examines mobile response as an alternative to using law enforcement to respond to youth and young adults who are experiencing a traumatic event, mental health symptoms, and/or crisis in their communities. Mobile Crisis programs in Connecticut, Oklahoma and Oregon are profiled as national models.
CHDI's President and CEO Jeffrey Vanderploeg contributed to the CLASP report. CHDI serves as Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Performance Improvement Center.
To learn more about Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, visit www.mobilecrisisempsct.org.