Buddy up for Success-Public and Private Partnerships

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  • Policies and procedures within both the law enforcement agencies and mentalhealth agencies that outline the roles and responsibilities of eachparty. Where written and mutual agreements are necessary or desirable betweenand among agencies, this will be accomplished.• Each trainer/presenter will develop their lesson plan around the goals andobjectives established for each section of the curriculum• Class or school coordinator(s) should meet with trainers/presenters prior totraining for coordination and continuity of the materials• Trainers/presenters should be encouraged to go on “ride-alongs” withpolice officers to experience what it is like walking in police officer’sshoes.• Trainers/presenters are informed about officer and community safetyissues and about the use of force continuum used by each law enforcementagency• Trainers/presenters receive an evaluation for feedback and to ensuremaintaining the most effective trainerTrainers/presenters who are willing to learn about police work and to become“police familiar” as they provide training to the officers. Trainers/presenters mustinclude mental health/substance abuse treatment professionals, family members ofindividuals with serious mental illness, individuals who themselves have seriousmental illness (“consumers”), and people (preferably experienced CIT officers)who are able to assist in role-playing to help officers develop their de-escalationskills.
  • Trainers/presenters who are willing to learn about police work and to become“police familiar” as they provide training to the officers. Trainers/presenters mustinclude mental health/substance abuse treatment professionals, family members ofindividuals with serious mental illness, individuals who themselves have seriousmental illness (“consumers”), and people (preferably experienced CIT officers)who are able to assist in role-playing to help officers develop their de-escalationskills.
  • Buddy up for Success-Public and Private Partnerships

    1. 1. Buddy up for SuccessPublic and Private Partnerships<br />What does it take to make a successful CIT Program? <br />
    2. 2. Ever felt like this?<br />
    3. 3. This is new school<br />CIT emphasizes a partnership between<br /> law enforcement, the mental health, 911, deputies, mental health advocacy groups, and consumers of mental health services, their families, and private hospital.<br />
    4. 4. Mental Health<br />VBPD<br />
    5. 5. It is crucial that each party set aside any feelings of doubt and suspicion in order to reach a common goal.<br />The consumer is the common goal<br />
    6. 6. Virginia Beach<br />Largest city in Virginia 435,000 pop<br />Large military presence<br />Tourists<br />Homeless<br />Urban and Agricultural<br />BEACHFRONT<br />
    7. 7. A lot of hard work!!<br /><ul><li>National Alliance on Mental Illness
    8. 8. Virginia Beach Mental Health Substance Abuse
    9. 9. Virginia Beach Police Department
    10. 10. Virginia Beach Psychiatric
    11. 11. Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office
    12. 12. Virginia Beach 911 Communications</li></li></ul><li>First Things First<br />Leadership Team<br />Coalition<br />Training<br />Your command staff, executives, and department heads must be on board and willing to sacrifice manpower to complete training: Chief’s video<br />
    13. 13. MOST WANTED<br />VB Police Command Staff insisted on ability to transfer custody and allow police to return to the street<br />Initially VA laws did not allow LE to hand off<br />Mental Health Law Reforms speeded up after VA Tech killings<br />Many meetings with hospital directors to get Assessment Center for transfer of custody<br />
    14. 14. Building Community Buy-in<br /><ul><li>Major Sam Cochran spoke at the first VB CIT Coalition Meeting
    15. 15. Only invite movers and shakers to meetings
    16. 16. Choose people who can change policy and procedures. Worker bees can’t.
    17. 17. Develop subcommittees who report to Coalition</li></li></ul><li>Results<br /><ul><li>Applied for, and received Byrne Jag Grant awarded in 2008
    18. 18. Sent LE and MH to 40 hour trainings around VA
    19. 19. Selected Core Faculty and developed our curriculum
    20. 20. Since March 2009, VB has had five 40 hour trainings, three Train-the-trainer classes and five 8 hour 911 Dispatchers trainings</li></li></ul><li>Virginia Beach Psychiatric<br />Partnership of private-for-profit with public agency requires trust and negotiations<br />VBPC provides physical space for CIT Officer transfer of custody to a secure setting<br />Assessment Center: Office for Emergency services clinicians<br />Large assessment/conference room <br />Comfort room with loungers and TV<br />MOA: negotiations between private and public sectors are more difficult.<br />
    21. 21. 911<br /><ul><li>Involve 911 from the beginning
    22. 22. Make sure 911 is a separate department but mirror CIT
    23. 23. Include 911 in initial training at leadership level
    24. 24. Communication is key
    25. 25. VB 911 system gathers data for CIT calls</li></li></ul><li>Deputies<br />Involved in all training sessions<br />Complete tours of the jail and education for training<br />Deputies and Police trainers work collaboratively in 40 hour trainings<br />
    26. 26. Police Department<br />Commitment to make program work from the top down. Leadership Team met with Command Staff to explain CIT<br />Communication with other parties key<br />Policies and Mental Health Field Guide rewritten<br />Strive for working relationships with Mental Health, Sheriff’s Department, 911 and Virginia Beach Psychiatric<br />Monthly meetings regarding successes and failures<br />
    27. 27. Mental Health Substance Abuse<br />Committed to have direct availability of a CIT designated Emergency Services clinician 24/7<br />Manages JAG Byrne Grant <br />Coordinates Training, Leadership, Coalition , and Committee meetings<br />Spearheaded the development of VB CIT Assessment Center for transfer of custody from CIT Officer<br />Committed to partnership with law enforcement<br />
    28. 28. Human Rights Award<br />Virginia Beach CIT was honored with a Human Rights Award March 2010<br />

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