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February 08, 2024

ISUPD launches co-responder program for mental health calls

The Illinois State University Police Department (ISUPD) is launching a co-responder program this semester with hopes of helping individuals in crisis. In collaboration with The McLean County Center for Human Services (MCCHS), the program pairs a police officer with a crisis worker to respond to mental health calls.

Maddie Stevens, a crisis counselor for MCCHS and an Illinois State University alumna, serves as the department’s new crisis worker. She says her ability to empathize with clients inspired her to follow this career path.

Read the full article from Illinois State University News here.