CCAT Models Tested

CCAT tested three types of models during the pilot:

  1. One non-uniformed police officer with specific mental health training and one mental health professional (MHP) working as a team in one vehicle.
  2. Two non-uniformed police officers with specific mental health training working as a team in one vehicle.
  3. Two CARES Mental Health Professionals (MHP) responding to police calls when requested by uniformed police officers on the scene.


Two key features were necessary for the success of the program:

  1. Calls involving behavioral health crises needed to be diverted specifically to CCAT units by 9-1-1 dispatch.
  2. The CCAT team needed the ability to follow up with those contacted after the initial crisis was over.


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