Historically, individuals experiencing behavioral health crises are transported to emergency rooms, hospitals, or crisis stabilization programs by law enforcement in marked police cars. Law enforcement procedures often require persons in transit are restrained (often handcuffed) while being brought to care. Having law enforcement transport to behavioral health services is very stigmatizing for those transported and is burdensome to law enforcement.
Transportation in Behavioral Health Crisis Services: 2022
April 03, 2023