To enhance police responses to persons with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities, the national initiative is providing a wide range of services, including

  • trainings with police officers, emergency dispatchers, law enforcement leaders, legal professionals, victim service professionals, peers, and family members; 
  • assistance with the development, review, evaluation, and implementation of policies and protocols that aim to improve police responses to persons with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities; and
  • support after crisis incidents—and tailored solutions to promote long-term safety improvements in police departments and the communities they serve.

To request training or technical assistance for a law enforcement agency, please fill out this form

The Vera Institute of Justice will review all requests and respond within three business days. At that time, staff will gather additional information to determine how best to assist you.

Should you have any questions, need help completing the form, or require a disability-related accommodation, please contact:

Tel: 212-376-3074
email: servingsafely@vera.org.