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STAR – An Alternative Response to Emergency Calls

STAR - An Alternative Response to Emergency Calls

30aug10:00 am11:30 amSTAR - An Alternative Response to Emergency Calls10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-06:00)

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This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of Denver’s Support Assisted Response Program (STAR), a collaborative partnership between several community agencies, which responds to non-violent emergency calls with a two-person team that includes an EMT and a mental health clinician.  The team is dispatched through 9-1-1 communications and responds to low risk, low acuity crisis calls in the community. STAR does not respond to any calls where someone is injured, a weapon is present, or someone is acting in a violent manner.  The goal of the STAR Program is to send the right response to community members when they are in crisis.   The origins of the STAR program will be discussed, including its pilot, expansion, partnerships, funding, and program data.  The future vision for the STAR program will also be presented.


EVAN THOMPKINS, MPH, he/him/his, STAR Program Specialist, Behavioral Health, Department of Public Health & Environment, City & County of Denver.  Evan has spent the past seven years working on and addressing and improving mental health distress, housing instability and homelessness, substance abuse, as well as resource needs with individuals and within communities

This training was supported by Grant No. 2020-WF-AX-0043, 15JOVW-21-GG-00555-STOP, and 15JOVW-22-GG-00412-STOP awarded by the state administering office for the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice’s STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice. 



30th August 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-06:00)