Below is a roundup of recent news coverage that followed ISK’s announcement of a $550,000 grant awarded to the agency under the “Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Responses” program of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. The grant will fund the creation of a Police-Mental Health Collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the criminal justice system in Kalamazoo County.
03/02/22; WWMT News Channel 3:
Portage police partner with social workers to visit teens at home
02/23/2022; WOOD TV 8:
Grant to help improve mental health crisis response in Kalamazoo Co.
02/19/22; WWMT News Channel 3:
$550,000 slated to improve police response, mental health needs in Kalamazoo County
02/16/22; WWMT News Channel 3:
West Michigan law enforcement to improve crisis response with federal grant