(Indianapolis, IN) The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department established a mobile crisis assistance team (MCAT). If an officer needs help assisting someone in a mental health crisis, an officer and a clinician will respond. When MCAT arrives on scene, 96 percent of the time no arrests are made. “You are not going to be able to arrest your way out of that mental health crisis,” said detective Brad Hinshaw. More of this story here.
(Orlando, Florida) It’s been over a year since the Community Response Team pilot launched in Orlando. Last year, the Orlando Police Department partnered with Aspire