April Briefing -- Denver's Co-responder and STAR Programs
April 5 - We will showcase all that is being done by Denver’s behavioral health community in serving mentally ill in the criminal justice system, interrupting the revolving door between interrupted mental health treatment and the jail. Chris Richardson, Associate Director of Criminal Justice Services, Mental Health Center of Denver, and Carleigh Sailon, STAR Program Director, Denver Police Department (DPD), have both been instrumental in the design, development, and management of Denver’s nationally recognized Co-Responder and STAR Programs. The Co-Responder Program pairs licensed mental health clinicians with Denver Police Officers to provide on-scene support, crisis de-escalation, and service linkage to individuals in violent situations experiencing mental health crises.
See the YouTube video HERE