Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit
PMHC Toolkit

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Mobile Crisis Team

The mobile crisis team is a group of mental health professionals who are available to respond to calls for service at the request of law enforcement officers. The mobile crisis team’s goal is to divert individuals from unnecessary jail bookings and/or emergency rooms. These crisis workers are skilled at helping to stabilize encounters and assume responsibility for securing mental health services for persons, including those in crisis who may need further evaluation and treatment. Mobile crisis teams are not necessarily dedicated to assisting only law enforcement officers, but respond to requests directly from community members or their families and friends.

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