Fairfax County launches co-responder team for crisis intervention

Fairfax County Times Oct 15, 2021

Following the recent conclusion of a micro-pilot study, the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) launched a limited co-responder program on September 29 that addresses mental health crises in the field and diverts individuals from arrest. The program consists of members from the CSB’s Mobile Crisis Unit and FCPD officers, who respond to 911 calls that warrant crisis intervention.


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