White papers

Point of partnership — clinical intervention at the scene

The demand for comprehensive and well-coordinated crisis systems is taking center stage nationally. Stakeholders are re-evaluating their emergency response systems, and law enforcement agencies are seeking behavioral health support and education. In turn, individuals experiencing behavioral health crises simply want to get the care they need in the most effective and compassionate manner possible.

This white paper reflects on the intersection of the behavioral health crisis system and law enforcement. It offers solutions to build a comprehensive system that promotes collaboration between law enforcement and behavioral health professionals to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

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TRUE JUSTICE — mental health intervention vs. incarceration

Most people probably don’t know that nearly 25% of individuals involved with the criminal justice system report a serious mental illness. It’s an unsettling statistic as it suggests that correctional institutions have become de facto mental health facilities.

Recognizing the need for change, many communities are diverting justice-involved individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system to needed behavioral health services. This white paper proposes how state and local governments can coordinate across agencies to reduce and divert individuals with mental illness from the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Read or download the white paper to learn more.* 

Today, we are Carelon Behavioral Health, but when we published some of these white papers, we were Beacon Health Options.