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Document 026935
Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives
By Reuland, Melissa; Draper, Laura; Norton, Blake. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments (CSG). Justice Center (New York, NY).
“The purpose of this document is to provide readers with a description of how statewide efforts can be organized and play a role in supporting SPRs [specialized policing responses] within their borders” (p. viii). The two prevalent SPRs being Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) and police-mental health co-responder teams. The information provided is important for anyone dealing with mentally ill offenders in the community. This report is divided into three main sections: the structure of statewide ... Read More
66 pages
Document 026937
Through the Wall Standoff Detection Tracking of Individuals: NIJ RRA Final Report
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). AKELA (Santa Barbara, CA).
All correctional agencies should be aware of this emerging technology. “AKELA Inc. [has] developed a sense-through-the-wall (STTW) standoff radar imaging system for law enforcement use. The underlying technology of the imaging system is a multiple antenna, continuous wave, frequency stepping radar in a portable case that can be positioned at standoff distances of up to 30 m away from a building of interest. Radar information is processed in real time on a laptop computer to allow detection and t... Read More
70 pages
Document 026936
Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System, Final Technical Report
By Ashe, Jeffrey M.; Ganesh, Meena; Yu, Lijie; Graichen, Catherine; Welles, Ken; Platt, Bill; Chen, Joy. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). General Electric Global Research (Niskayuna, NY).
This report should be required reading for the corrections field since inmate suicide continues to be a problem in correctional facilities. “GE Global Research has developed an unobtrusive, Doppler radar-based sensor system that will indicate a suicide attempt in-progress by observing and interpreting motion related to heartbeat, breathing, and limb movement. This non-contact monitoring device can detect, interpret, and relay information about strong and sudden changes in physiology associated w... Read More
151 pages
Document 024290
Verbalization De-escalation Grid
By Barnhart, Tracy. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
This concise explanation of how to verbally de-escalate a potentially violent encounter is conveniently laid out in a four-level process that provides appropriate words and actions to use. The reader can easily utilize the advice of the author for getting non-violent compliance from an aggressive offender.... Read More
3 p.
Document 024586
CIT Center
University of Memphis. CIT Center (Memphis, TN).
"The Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative police based first responder program that has become nationally known as the “Memphis Model” of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. This program provides law enforcement based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness. Involvement in CIT is voluntary and based in the patrol division of the police department. In addition, CIT works in partnership with those in mental healt... Read More
1 p.
Document 024590
Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)
North Carolina. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse (Raleigh, NC).
Resources for those individuals interested in setting up crisis intervention teams (CIT) in their communities will find this information very useful. Access at this website is provided to: the video “The Right Tools: CIT in North Carolina”; frequently asked questions; Guidelines for CIT in North Carolina; sample data sheet; instructions for CIT data sheet; sample law enforcement policies; sample MOU (memorandum of understanding); lessons learned; and the North Carolina CIT Self-Assessment Tool.... Read More
2 p.
Document 024602
Welcome to CIT International
CIT International (Louisville, KY).
Information about and from CIT International can be found at this website.... Read More
1 p.
Document 024632
The NAMI NJ Do and Don’t Card for Law Enforcement Education: Mental Illness Crisis
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill New Jersey (NAMI NJ) (North Brunswick, NJ).
This pocket card explains what to do and not to do when interacting with mentally ill people during a crisis.... Read More
1 p.
Document 024797
Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The tools, strategies, and techniques that will allow corrections staff, mental health service providers, and advocates to work together to develop and implement a crisis intervention team (CIT) are presented. CITs help reduce crisis situations, improve safety, and promote better outcomes for persons with mental illness. Participants will learn: about the core elements of a locally developed and owned CIT for managing mental illness in prisons, jails, and community corrections; how to develop c... Read More
approximately 300 pages
Document 025592
Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness: A Toolkit for State Mental Health Commissioners
By Wells, Susan Milstrey. U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD). National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) (Alexandria, VA); Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
“The toolkit is designed to provide broad information and focuses primarily on helping you prepare for, respond to and successfully navigate an incident that captures significant public and media attention.” While it is written for mental health commissioners, it provides valuable information that can easily be used in your agency in the event you face a tragic, high-profile incident with a violent mentally ill offender. This publication has sections about what to do before, during, and after an... Read More
98 pages
Document 008754
Jail Diversion for the Mentally Ill: Breaking Through the Barriers
By Steadman, Henry J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System (Seattle, WA).
A conference was held on April 2, 1990 that brought together mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals to address issues surrounding the mentally ill person who comes in contact with the local jail. Research and program reviews from which the conference deliberations developed are provided. Four categories identified and examined are: screening and evaluation; crisis intervention; treatment; and transfer/discharge planning. ... Read More
133 p.
Document 007976
Comprehensive Integrated Crisis Defusion Instructor Training Program
By Schwartz, Jeffrey A.; Schwartz, Cynthia B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Hawaii Dept. of Corrections (Honolulu, HI).
The purpose of this project is to develop a curriculum that will be used to instruct correctional staff in a variety of non-violent alternatives for dealing with potentially violent inmate situations.... Read More
110 p.
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