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DOJ/CDP Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Settlement 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).

William M. Denihan, Chief Executive Officer of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, serves as Chair, and Edward Eckart Jr., Assistant Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Safety, and Captain James Purcell, CIT Coordinator of the CDP, serve as Co-Chairs of 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.
The settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice required that a MHRAC be developed by the City and the CDP. All meetings are open to the public.

Mental Health Response Advisory Committee 2016 Report
 
In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Cleveland and the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, William M. Denihan, Edward Eckart, Jr., and Captain James Purcell, officially submitted the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) 2016 Annual Report to the City of Cleveland and the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County on January 31, 2017. Mr. Denihan is the Chair of the MHRAC and Mr. Eckart and Captain Purcell are Co-Chairs

The Settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice required that the MHRAC be developed by the City and the Cleveland Division of Police. The City selected the ADAMHS Board to assist with establishing and implementing the charge of the MHRAC.


Mental Health Response Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee & its Sub-committees are open to the public. 

Mental Health Response
Advisory Committee:

 
Monday, March 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 West 25th St., 6th Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Agenda
 
Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 West 25th St., 6th Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44113

Mental Health Response Advisory Sub-committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee
and its Subcommittees are open to the public.
 

  
Mental Health Response Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries:

Monday, February 13, 2017
(DRAFT)
Monday, January 9, 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016 
Monday, January 11, 2016 
Monday, December 14, 2015  
Monday, November 9, 2015 
Friday, October 9, 2015 
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Executive Committee Meeting Summaries: 

Friday, October 9, 2015 (Draft)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

MHRAC Annual Reports: 

Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) 2015 Report  
Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC 2016 Report

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