How to Reduce Repeat Encounters: A Brief for Law Enforcement Executives
Date:  08-25-2020

Identifying people in the community who are high utilizers is the first step
From The Council of State Governments Justice Center

In jurisdictions across the country, some people—frequently those with unmet behavioral health and social service needs—repeatedly encounter law enforcement. For example: in Wake County, North Carolina, 5 percent of the 36,665 people who entered the jail over a period of 2 years were jailed 4 or more times.

How can law enforcement agencies address these people’s needs while preserving resources? Our recent law enforcement brief outlines four steps for law enforcement to respond to this small but resource-intensive population.

Read the brief here.