Transportation in Behavioral Health Crisis Services
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Historically, many individuals experiencing behavioral health crisis have been transported to emergency departments by law enforcement in marked police cars, and often with procedures requiring them to be restrained. This report identifies 12 states that have developed transportation alternatives for transportation of individuals in crisis and additional states that are working on alternatives to reduce the use of law enforcement in transporting individuals in crisis.
In addition to this Profiles report on Transportation in Behavioral Health Crisis Services: 2022, other new and updated Profiles reports on Crisis Services on the NRI website focus on specific aspects of the crisis services continuum.