Implement and Evaluate Non-Police Crisis Response Teams and Co-Responder Programs

Local non-police crisis response teams (also referred to as alternative responders) should respond to persons in crisis, stabilize the situation without relying on the criminal justice system interventions, and connect them to resources and treatment. Research should be conducted on how to build this capacity, particularly outside of urban centers. Where models are currently implemented, research should determine what works and the community conditions that influence effectiveness.