The 2014 annual Act 80 report included a recommendation for the Advisory Group to explore methods to evaluate and determine the effectiveness of the current training program. The goals of this evaluation were to gather and analyze data to: 1) identify specific components of the training curriculum that are effective and identify areas where improvements may be required; and 2) create a statistical report describing the nature and circumstances surrounding police contacts with persons who are experiencing mental health issues.
Based on a review of the Act 80 Training Program, the Crime Research Group (CRG) developed a survey for distribution to police officers via an online platform (Survey Monkey). The second phase of the project focused on an analysis of law enforcement incident data from each of the sample sites. This report provides an outcome evaluation of the training program.
Released: January 2016
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