A Model for Systemic Change: Baltimore City Gap Analysis Implementation Plan to Reduce Over Policing
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and the Affinity Group on Aging to learn how Baltimore City is transforming the landscape of behavioral health crisis response and providing the tools necessary to reduce unnecessary police interaction with people with mental illness and substance use disorder.
In April 2017, the City of Baltimore entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address findings related to the Baltimore Police Department’s patterns and practices. Since then, Baltimore City, Baltimore Police Department and multiple partners have come together to map out steps needed to make meaningful and sustainable change. The Gap Analysis Report laid the foundation for the Implementation Plan which establishes goals and action steps to transform how people with mental illness and substance use disorder access behavioral health care in the City. To read more, the Gap Analysis Report and Implementation Plan can be found here.
Our speakers will be:
Crista M. Taylor, LCSW-C, President and CEO, Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB)
Alexandra Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor’s Office, Baltimore City
This briefing is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.
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