MHRAC Community Engagement Committee

Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC)
Health
Criminal Justice

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023
3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. EDT

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The Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) is a part of the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

The Settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice requires that a Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) be developed by the City and the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP).

This subcommittee fosters relationships between the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) and the community by engaging the behavioral health community, police and the general public in dialogue that builds knowledge, sensitivity, understanding and trust.

Find the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/99000590888?pwd=YUpqc2F3VEFWTS9mRlovUUZZSlljUT09

Meeting ID: 990 0059 0888, Passcode: REACH

Note for Documenters: This meeting is not livestreamed. There may be a recording available after the meeting, but we are uncertain when and if that will be posted. Your best bet for covering this meeting is to join the Zoom meeting at the meeting time. Documenters may need to share their name and that they’re a Cleveland Documenter to be admitted on Zoom. The meeting may run closer to one hour. The subcommittee will be made up of some members of the larger MHRAC committee. You can find a full list of MHRAC members here.

Note:* If we receive an agenda, we will update the assignment page with that information.

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Reporting

By Gennifer Harding-Gosnell 8/31/2023

Agency Information

Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC)

The Mental Health Response Advisory Committee is a part of the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

The Settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice required that a Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) be developed by the City and the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP).

This committee that has the following charge:

  • Fostering relationships and support between the police, community and mental health providers.
  • Identifying problems and developing solutions to improve crisis outcomes.
  • Providing guidance to improving, expanding and sustaining the CPD Crisis Intervention Program.
  • Conducting a yearly analysis of incidents to determine if the CPD has enough specialized CIT officers, if they are deployed effectively and responding appropriately and recommending changes to policies and procedures regarding training.

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