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October 19, 2022

Chicago Mental Health Crisis Pilot Promising, Small — and Still Using Police

This article was originally published by Bloomberg News on October 19, 2022. A Chicago pilot program that dispatches mental health clinicians and emergency medical responders to some 911 calls has connected 385 people to care…

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October 13, 2022

Galena Park ISD launches ‘Handle with Care’ program to help kids coping with trauma

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on October 13, 2022. Educators are teaming up with law enforcement to launch a program at a Houston-area school district that aims to quickly link students…

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September 8, 2022

Hundreds of police officers have signed up for Texas mental-health program, officials say

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2022. Hundreds of officers in Texas have signed up for a new state program that aims to reduce police suicide and self-harm rates…

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August 1, 2022

Former Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron Joins Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as Senior Director of Health & Public Safety

AUSTIN – Max Geron, former Chief of the Rockwall Police Department, has joined the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as Senior Director of Health and Public Safety, effective August 1. In that role, Geron will…

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April 19, 2022

Thousands of 911 calls on track to be diverted from APD to mental health clinicians

This article was originally published by the FOX 7 Austin Digital Team on April 19, 2022. AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of 911 calls are on track to be diverted away from law enforcement to mental…

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February 18, 2022

City of Abilene Multidisciplinary Community Response Team Study

The City of Abilene launched a multidisciplinary Community Response Team to improve justice system performance in responding to mental health crisis 911 calls. The Meadows Institute was engaged to provide technical assistance, research expertise,...

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July 7, 2021

87th Texas Legislature Regular Session Wrap Up

SUMMARY - Throughout what was a challenging and, at times, divisive legislative session, one area of full agreement among state leaders was that mental health continues to be paramount to Texas’ present and future.

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October 9, 2020

Policing in a Pandemic: Peer Support Webinar Series

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute began filming the “Policing in a Pandemic” virtual peer support series in partnership with the Caruth Police Institute. Guest speakers were invited to discuss topics such as…

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July 2, 2020

GREAT IDEAS 2020: IACP Recognizes Texas First Responder Peer Network

POLICE LEADERS WORLDWIDE ARE AWARE THAT SUICIDE AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IS ENDEMIC. In 2019, at least 228 police officers died by suicide in the United States alone, eclipsing line-of-duty deaths in the same year…

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June 29, 2020

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.

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June 9, 2020

This program sends a social worker on 911 calls about mental health

If you call 911 in certain neighborhoods in Dallas, a licensed specialist at the dispatch center will determine if the call relates to a mental health crisis. If it does, it won’t just be the…

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April 12, 2020

David Brown, Lightfoot’s Pick For Chicago Police Chief, Brings Mental Health Expertise To The Job

The first time Andy Keller met David Brown, Brown was still chief of the Dallas Police Department. Keller went to headquarters to talk about his expertise: public policy as it relates to mental health. Brown…

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April 9, 2020

MMHPI Co-Hosts “Policing in a Pandemic” Series with Caruth Police Institute

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and Caruth Police Institute (CPI) recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the biggest policing challenges in modern times. At a time when people are taking measures…

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April 2, 2020

Statement by MMHPI President & CEO Andy Keller on David Brown as Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department

Andy Keller, President and CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, issued the following statement upon the selection of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, an MMHPI Board Member and Senior Fellow, as Superintendent…

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December 19, 2019

MMHPI Teams Up with Caruth Police Institute

All too often, police officers are the first people to interact with people who are suffering a mental health crisis. That’s why MMHPI has long been committed to helping pioneer new approaches and programs that…

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December 11, 2019

Caruth Institute increases statewide outreach

A North Texas police research program hopes to increase its reach statewide by partnering with police departments across the state. The Caruth Police Institute announced a partnership Tuesday with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute…

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December 10, 2019

UNT Dallas, MMHPI Partner to Advance Caruth Police Institute as Leader in Police Training & Research

The University of North Texas at Dallas and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) have united to transform the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) into one of the premier police training, policy analysis, technical assistance and…

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July 7, 2019

For Dallas-area officers coping with trauma after July 7 ambush & other shootings, a focus on mental wellness

Stress and long-term trauma are a growing concern in law enforcement for the officers who are expected to take on shooters and go back to work. Some departments are paying increasing attention to mental health…

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December 3, 2018

The Challenge of Identifying, Diverting & Treating Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness

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...

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August 20, 2018

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Overview

In 2011, Seattle, Washington piloted the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. LEAD, now growing across the country, is an evidence-based, collaborative, pre-arrest diversion program aimed at improving public safety by reducing drug use, drug…

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