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The Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) 

Communities across the country are launching pre-arrest diversion initiatives designed to better address law enforcement’s encounters with people who have challenges with drug use and mental health. Such initiatives enable law enforcement officers, when appropriate, to divert eligible individuals away from the criminal justice system and into community-based behavioral health interventions and social services. In this way, law enforcement becomes a new and sizable pathway to treatment and social services.

The Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) was launched in April 2017 with a mission to strategically widen community behavioral health and social service options available through law enforcement diversion. The purpose of PTACC is to provide national vision, leadership, voice, and action to reframe the relationship between law enforcement, treatment, and community.

Learn more about PTACC, and how you can get involved, through the following resources:

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Year Resource Type Title
2020
This statement, excerpted and linked below, was distributed in the June 2, 2020,PTACC Ticker, a weekly emailing from the Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC). PTACC is the national voice of the pre-arrest diversion field and provides vision, leadership, advocacy,...
Factsheet / Handout | 2020
10 Steps Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Sites Can Take During and After the PandemicAs part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) has created its 10 Steps document.This paper outlines steps deflection and pre-arrest...
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Program / Media Feature | 2020
Deflection Featured in Sun-Times Editorial Deflection andJac Charlier, executive director of PTACC and TASC's Center for Health and Justice, were featured in a June 9, 2020, commentary by the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board. Excerpts are included, below: Sun-Times Editorial:...
Slide Deck | 2019
FrameworkLaw enforcement personnel in the community are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. They save lives by carrying naloxone and reviving people who have overdosed, and they save lives again by connecting people to treatment.The model is a pre-arrest diversio...
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Factsheet / Handout | 2017
PTACC Informational Factsheets & Slides The purpose of PTACC is to provide national vision, leadership, voice, and action to reframe the relationship between law enforcement, treatment, and community. Learn more about this national movement and how you and your community can...
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