The Crisis Project

We are currently developing a one-day, evidence-based, mental illness and crisis training for law enforcement professionals (The R-Model: Research, Respond, Refer). We are partnering with the Minnetonka Police Department.

Our state of the art program introduces new concepts and protocols, including how to quickly recognize the signs of a crisis, evidence-based crisis management strategies, connections with community resources, and agency-specific initiatives. This model includes trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and officer mental health.

Prior to administering the training, we can conduct stakeholder interviews, analyze crime data, and assess community needs and resources.  The one-day training model is tailored for specific agencies and delivered in-house.

The training meets the new Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in-service learning objectives for Crisis Intervention, Mental Illness, and Conflict Management and Mediation.

The impact of this new training will be published and available April 2018.

If you are interested in bringing the R-Model to your agency, please contact us


Related Research

Is Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training evidence-based practice? A systematic review (forthcoming)

Understanding offenders with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system

Psychosis uncommonly and inconsistently precedes violence among high risk individuals

How often and how consistently is criminal behavior preceded by symptoms for offenders with mental illness?

Supervision practices in specialty mental health probation: What happens in officer-probationer meetings?

Identifying, treating, and reducing risk for offenders with mental illness

Toward research-informed policy for high risk offenders with serious mental illness

Correctional policy for offenders with mental illness: Creating a new paradigm for recidivism

Major risk factors for recidivism among offenders with mental illness

Analyzing offense patterns as a function of mental illness to test the criminalization hypothesis

Psychopathy in the criminal justice system

Psychopathy: What mental health professionals need to know


Related Press

Star Tribune:  How a Minnesota program could become the new standard in crisis intervention training.