Arnold Ventures released new resources from its two-year Data-Driven Justice pilot site project. Working closely with the National Association of Counties, Arnold Ventures supported three pilot sites in Middlesex County, Mass.; Long Beach, Calif. and Johnson County, Iowa. Officials in these three communities tested new methods of information sharing and coordination among police, behavioral health and social service providers.
These pilot programs were launched in 2018 with the goal of testing a new crisis response model that could help some of our nation’s most vulnerable residents. At a time when counties, cities and states across the nation are reimagining the role of police in responding to 911 calls for help, these new resources illustrate how law enforcement, social services and other front-line agencies can coordinate to create a new model for responding to people in crisis. The results of this multi-year pilot are both revealing and encouraging, pointing to the advantage of data sharing and close collaboration among agencies. Listen to the three pilot sites share lessons learned here.
- DDJ Insights brief
- Middlesex County, Mass. final report
- Johnson County, Iowa final report
- Long Beach, Calif. final report
- Webinar recording