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U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Sheriffs Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Community and in the Jails
Law enforcement has increasingly become the primary point of contact for individuals living with mental illness, and the presence of these individuals in jail and prison populations has grown to crisis proportions. This report identifies innovative practices that have proven successful in reducing the arrest and incarceration of individuals living with mental illness and includes case studies of seven jurisdictions and resources developed by law enforcement executives and experts in the field.
The Police Foundation, in collaboration with the COPS Office, implemented the Averted School Violence (ASV) database to provide a platform for sharing information about averted incidents of violence in institutions of elementary, secondary, and higher education. The preliminary report analyzes 51 averted incidents of school violence to begin to improve our understanding of averted school attacks. The companion compares these 51 averted attacks with 51 completed attacks and presents findings on the similarities and differences.
BOLO Project Bulletin #8: Development and Validation of a Resilience Training Model at the Academy
The BOLO series supports the publication and dissemination of experiences and implications discovered during ongoing research in the field with the goal of regularly communicating these resources to the law enforcement community. The present study followed recruits in a resilience training program at the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Police Department Police Academy as they develop strategies and techniques to enhance its members' ability to cope with stress and maintain their physiological and psychological health.
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