Co-response mental health clinician joins Shrewsbury Police Department
The Shrewsbury Police Department responded to nearly 1,000 mental health calls between 2017 to 2021. That marked a 38% increase from the previous five year period, according to Chief Kevin Anderson.
Enter Jessica Atwood, who is the department’s new jail diversion program co-response clinician.
Lowell Police Department Jail Diversion Clinicians Touch 78 Lives In Less Than a Year With Co-Response
Acting Superintendent Barry Golner and the Lowell Police Department report that Co-Response Jail Diversion Clinicians Courtney Motuzas and Mackenzie Dezieck have partnered with police officers to divert 78 people from arrest or involuntary emergency room visits since July 2021.
Advocates Co-Response Jail Diversion Team Attends National Co-Responder Conference
Members of Advocates Co-Response Jail Diversion team attended the third annual National Co-Responder Conference, also known as CoRCon, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from June 6-8.
Stow Police Department Announces Start of Jail Diversion Program
STOW – Chief Michael Sallese is pleased to announce that the Stow Police Department is partnering with the Harvard Police Department and Advocates to begin a Jail Diversion Program, which will connect those with mental-health or substance misuse issues to needed services.