Mental Health Interventions by the Durham Police (Year 2)

Project Summary

 A team of students lead by Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences will provide analytical consulting support to the Durham Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Collaborative, a county-wide effort to provide law enforcement and first responders with specialized training in mental illness and crisis intervention techniques.  The team will build on last summer’s descriptive analysis of 9-1-1 call data by incorporating data from partner agencies to assess whether CIT training reduces recidivism, increases utilization of mental health services, and generally improves the lives of Durham citizens with mental illness. 

Paul Bendich

Due to the nature of the data, IRB training will be required and all analysis by students will be done within a secure computing environment.

Project Lead: Nicole Schramm-Sapyta

Program Manager: TBD

Disciplines involved: All Social Sciences, All Quantitative STEM

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