Amendment #1190 to H3600

Mental Health Police Training

Representatives Campbell of Methuen, Provost of Somerville, Crocker of Barnstable, Dwyer of Woburn, Khan of Newton, Tosado of Springfield and Ashe of Longmeadow move to amend the bill in section 2, in item 8200-0200, in line 7, by inserting after the word "item" the following: "provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended by the committee (“MPTC”) for the purpose of reporting on the feasibility of centralizing the delivery of resources and personnel dedicated to the delivery of mental health municipal police training statewide as part of the organizational structure of MPTC; provided that said report shall be a collaboration between the MPTC, department of mental health (“DMH”) and (“NAMI Mass”). The funds shall be used to design and report on a planning process involving the above-named parties and shall include not less than 2 representatives from DMH, 2 from NAMI Mass, and 2 from MPTC. Said report shall set as a goal of identifying efficient and cost effective ways to provide crisis intervention and jail diversion training to not less than 25% of each municipal police department in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purpose of the report shall be to review all existing resources and activities, and ensure the coordination of state efforts. Further, said report shall identify and include: (i) establishing a clearinghouse for best practices in police response to people with mental illness and substance use disorders; (ii) developing and implementing a uniform, robust crisis intervention training curricula for all veteran and new recruit municipal police officers; (iii) providing technical assistance to cities and towns to develop collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and human services providers that maximize referrals to treatment services; and (iv) establishing metrics for success and evaluation of outcomes of these programs”. Said report shall include recommendations and shall be submitted to chairs of the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security by no later than February 15, 2018;";

and in said item by striking out the figures"$4,787,750" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$4,987,750".

 

 


Amendment #1190 to H3600

Mental Health Police Training

Representative:

Timothy R. Whelan

Michael S. Day

Paul Tucker

Angelo L. D'Emilia

Ruth B. Balser

Paul R. Heroux