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February 17, 2022

Co-Response Jail Diversion featured on "Behind the Badge"

A recent episode of the Watertown Police Department's "Behind the Badge" spotlighted the Co-Response Jail Diversion program.

February 16, 2022

Lexington shooting revives calls for mental health clinicians on 911 dispatches

Almost 20 years ago, the Framingham Police Department adopted one of the state’s first models for dealing with mental health 911 crisis calls by inviting professional behavioral clinicians to join police officers when they respond to the scene. The "co-response" model has gotten support of mental health advocates, police chiefs and clinicians — and it’s gaining traction across Massachusetts. 

February 11, 2022

Mental health clinician to support police response to crisis calls

Harvard police can now call on the assistance of a mental health professional 24/7 through the counseling organization Advocates, based in Framingham.

December 20, 2021

Co-Response Team Participates in 6th Annual "Shop with a Cop"

Members of our Co-Response Jail Diversion team joined local police to spread holiday cheer at the 6th Annual "Shop with a Cop" event last week. More than 370 children picked out special holiday gifts!

November 19, 2021

Framingham police co-response program heads to Ireland as pilot in 2022

FRAMINGHAM — Police departments throughout the nation are working to revamp their approaches to dealing with the public, but in at least one respect the Framingham force has been almost two decades ahead of the curve.