2021.02.25. Crisis Cops Screening



HBOs Crisis Cops

A Panel Discussion with Joe Smarro


(Pre-registration is required to receive the link)

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30pm

Zoom Platform: 

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Event Description

Join Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and the Detroit-Wayne CIT team for a screening and discussion on Crisis Cops. Ernie & Joe (original title) TV-MA | 1h 36min | Documentary | 15 November 2019 (USA) A pair of officers with the San Antonio Police Department mental health unit work to divert people away from jail and into mental health treatment.


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The city of Detroit announced Monday a partnership with the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network that it hopes is a step toward fixing a "broken system" by adding behavioral health support to police, 911 call takers and homeless outreach workers.

DWIHN will offer Detroit police officers and 911 call takers crisis intervention team training. It also will embed behavioral health staff at the 911 call center, and with police and homelessness community responders.

The new collaboration, which is based in part on programs in other metropolitan areas, is expected to reduce overall incarceration and hospitalization costs and provide better treatment options to people who need it.


Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the efforts around jail diversion across the country
  • New and promising approaches to jail diversion 
  • Recognize the warning signs of a mental health crisis
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Suggested Participants: Stakeholders; Community Members; Providers of Developmental Disability; Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders; Coordinating Agencies; Peer Support Specialists and Peer Mentors; Peer Advocates Parent Support Partners; Family Members and Advocates; Researchers; Staff, Students, and Faculty Members from Colleges and Universities; Juvenile Justice Workforce; Court Professionals; Law Enforcement Professionals; Fire and Rescue Personnel; and School Teachers

Registration Policy

Pre-registration is required. Participants are welcome to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register), however, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to assure that there is enough room. This training fills quickly and walk-in space is extremely limited, if space is available at all. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.

Continuing Education Information

-1 Continuing Education Credit is approved for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for   it's entirety.  

-SOCIAL WORKERS: 1 continuing education credit is approved for this training. 
-MICHIGAN CERTIFICATION BOARD OF ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS(MCBAP): The content of this training is related to   Substance Use Disorders and is eligible to receive McBAP credits.
-QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (QMHP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QMHP staff. 

-TRAINING HOURSThis training will count toward the annual training hours required by most provider agencies.

ADA Accommodations

If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Trent Sanford at Tsanford@dwihn.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the training date.

For technical assistance, contact our help desk at (313) 451-3792 or dwchelp@dwmha.com. 

If you have questions regarding the training, contact Trent Sanford at Tsanford@dwihn.org


By joining us at this event, attendees consent to Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network's Detroit Wayne Connect photographing, videotaping and using your image and likeness.

If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Trent Sanford at tsanford@dwihn.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the event date.