One Mind Campaign Informational Webinar
The One Mind Campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between law enforcement and individuals with mental health conditions. The campaign focuses on uniting local communities, public safety organizations, and mental health organizations so that the three become “of one mind”. To join the campaign, law enforcement agencies must pledge to implement four promising practices over a 12–36-month time frame:
These practices include:
- Establish a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with one or more community health organizations
- Develop and implement a model policy addressing law enforcement response to individuals with mental health conditions
- Train and certify 100 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) in mental health by:
- Providing Crisis Response Training (CIT), Crisis Response and Intervention Training (CRIT), or equivalent crisis response training to a minimum of 20 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff); and
- Providing Mental Health First Aid training (or equivalent) to the remaining 80 percent of officers (and selected non-sworn staff).
Over 630 agencies around the world have already taken the One Mind Pledge!
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-NT-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.
Dana Bonnell is a Project Manager for the Programs Division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). At the IACP she has worked on projects related to enhancing police response to mental health and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities and gender-based voice and.
Prior to joining the IACP, Dana served as an Investigative and Social Work Intern for the Washington DC Public Defender Service Mental Health Division. Prior to that, Dana worked as an Assertive Community Treatment team manager for Pathways to Housing DC. There Dana coordinated a clinical team providing intensive and holistic community care for individuals with severe mental illness and a history of chronic homelessness.
Dana has completed her Master’s Degree in Justice and Public Policy from American University and previously earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.