Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Community Responder Programs Toolkit


Expanding First Response: A Toolkit for Community Responder Programs


Communities across the country are reimagining their approach to public safety. As a result, many jurisdictions have invested in community responder programs that position health professionals and staff trained in crisis response as first responders. Community responder programs, when implemented as part of a larger network of crisis responses and social services, can help jurisdictions improve health outcomes, strengthen connections to services, and reduce unnecessary police involvement.
Released today, Expanding First Response: A Toolkit for Community Responder Programs serves as a central hub for local communities and states looking to establish or strengthen these programs. The toolkit draws on the experiences of early adopter jurisdictions, presenting key issues critical to building a successful program. It will be updated regularly with program highlights and additional resources for the field.

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EVENT: Join us for a #JusticeBriefingLive launch event event on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET to see an overview of the CSG Justice Center’s Expanding First Response toolkit. Free and open to the public.

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