Joint Mobile Crisis Response Team honoured with Outstanding Community Project Award

Incident Date
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 15:45
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-11-05

The Joint Mobile Crisis Response Team recieved a 2019 Mayor's Community Safety award for Outstanding Community Project on Monday, Nov. 5, 2019. 

Launched in June 2018 after years of hard work by a dedicated Steering Committee, the Joint Mobile Crisis Response (JMCR) Team has responded to over 1400 mental health related calls, plus over 600 calls that could not be served due to staffing and hours of operation. 

This collaborative partnership between the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and the Canadian Mental Health Association pairs trained crisis workers with uniformed police officers to connect people in crisis with appropriate care and services, thus reducing the burden on community emergency response systems. 

The JMCR Team frees police officers to spend more time focusing on their primary mandate of public safety and ensures that people experiencing a mental health crisis have the immediate benefit of CMHA workers’ expertise. 

Northwest communities are looking to the JMCR Team as a best-practice model while they plan similar initiatives to support individuals in crisis.

Learn more about the 2019 Mayor's Community Safety Awards here. 

 

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