Portland police using new ‘step back’ training to deal with people in mental health crisis

Portland police using new ‘step back’ training to deal with people in mental health crisis

Among others in the professional mental health community, Derald Walker was quoted in a story about the most recent success in the way Portland Police handle cases of potential crisis involving individuals with a mental illness.

A grant from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law helped fund an initiative where police supervisors study how to eliminate unnecessary police encounters with people suffering from mental illness. This is a significant change from previous practices and Cascadia is proud to be a leader in this movement.

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2011-10-10T08:13:43+00:00