Portland BHU Advisory Committee Agenda and Minutes now available

As a result of DRO advocacy, the Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee (BHUAC) of the Portland Police will now post the Minutes and Agenda for their monthly meetings and their Annual Report on their website.

Agendas and minutes are available here. The Agenda for the upcoming meeting on September 23, 2015 is here.

The BHUAC was established as a result of the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement with the City of Portland.

The purpose of the BHUAC is to provide guidance to assist the City of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau in the development and expansion of the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT), Behavioral Health Response Teams (BHRTs), Service Coordination Team (SCT), Bureau of Emergency Communication crisis call response, and utilization of community mental health services.

The BHUAC is comprised of representatives of mental health providers, coordinated care organizations, law enforcement, public defenders, and citizens.

Read more about our involvement in the Settlement Agreement process here. DRO staff Attorney Jan Friedman continues to serve on the BHUAC.

If you would like to contact the BHUAC, please email:  bhuadvisorycommittee@gmail.com

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