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
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.
Dig deeper >
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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