Join the NYS Office of Mental Health Division of Forensic Services for a virtual event hosted by the Diversion Center team. The Diversion Center provides resources that can be offered to support jurisdictions across the state with the development, implementation, evaluation, and replication of initiatives to reduce arrest and incarceration of adults with serious mental illness.
This event will feature innovative behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships. The first presentation will feature Eric Weigel, Director of Diversion Services and Jenna Colern, Program Manager of Division Services of Endeavor Health Services Co-Response Behavioral Health Teams (BHTs). Endeavor’s BHTs work in collaboration with Erie County police departments to provide crisis de-escalation, higher level of care intervention, post-crisis follow-up and linkages to care. Endeavor will be joined by Lt. Justin Haag from the Cheektowaga Police Department.