Project Tag: Crisis Response
Transforming Police Responses to Mental Health Emergencies: Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team (RIGHT Care)
SUMMARY – The RIGHT Care Program is a data-driven approach to emergency mental health crisis response that is helping transform criminal justice and health systems in Dallas, across Texas, and nationally.
SUMMARY – How to best manage the number of people with mental illnesses who are involved in the criminal justice system is long-standing problem that goes back decades. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has completed in-depth data analysis in several Texas counties to assess screening, assessment, and diversion practices.
SUMMARY – The primary goal of this project—made possible by the Caruth Smart Justice Planning Grant—is to improve overall public safety by reducing the number of people with mental illness receiving treatment through involvement with law enforcement and the jail. The project is also expected to lead to improved health outcomes for individuals, better alignment of treatment needs with existing and future system capabilities, and decreased pressure on area emergency rooms.