Behavioral Health, Crisis Stabilization, Diversion, Research, Screening & Assessments
Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH)

The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) is a California state organization focused on improving the lives of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. CCJBH aims to reduce recidivism rates by promoting diversion, treatment, and appropriate housing for justice-involved individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. The Council also supports research and data analysis to better understand the impact of mental health and substance use on the criminal justice system, and provides training and education to justice system stakeholders, treatment providers, and communities to improve the coordination of services for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

Behavioral Health, Crisis Services, Crisis Stabilization, Mental Health, Peer, Screening & Assessments
Crisis and Recovery Enhancement (CARE)

Crisis and Recovery Enhancement (CARE) is an organization that provides resources and support for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress, with a particular focus on peer support. CAREs resources include training, educational materials, and support groups for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as their families and loved ones. The organization also offers resources and support for mental health professionals, including training on how to effectively support individuals experiencing a crisis. CAREs mission is to empower individuals and communities to better understand and respond to mental health crises, and to promote recovery and healing.

Behavioral Health, Crisis Response Team (CRT), Crisis Stabilization, Initiatives & Models, Law Enforcement
Support Team Assisted Response (STAR)

The Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) program is a collaborative program between the Denver Police Department, Denver Health Paramedic Division, and Mental Health Center of Denver, aimed at addressing mental health crises and reducing unnecessary involvement of law enforcement. The program is a mobile crisis response team that is dispatched to non-violent incidents involving people experiencing behavioral health crises. STAR responders are trained mental health professionals and paramedics who provide on-scene crisis intervention, behavioral health evaluation, and help connect individuals to appropriate services for ongoing care. The program aims to provide a more compassionate and effective response to those experiencing mental health crises, while reducing the use of force and unnecessary incarceration.

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