Brief Pay for Success and the Crisis Intervention Team Model
Insights from the PFS-CIT Learning Community
Dave McClure, Ellen Paddock, Rayanne Hawkins, Mayookha Mitra-Majumdar
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Policymakers and community stakeholders across the United States are increasingly recognizing the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model as a valuable approach for improving law enforcement interactions with people with mental health issues. While initial costs of implementing CIT models are low, creative solutions are needed to fund longer-term enhancements. Pay for success (PFS) has strong potential as a means of funding the components that will allow CIT models to achieve their full potential. This brief introduces readers to PFS and CIT; explains that a shared focus on outcomes, as oppose to outputs, makes CIT and PFS a strong combination; and provides stakeholders with information about what a PFS-funded CIT program could look like.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care
Tags Health equity Public health Policing and community safety Pay for success
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
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