Skip to Main Content

Making a Difference Statewide

The Community Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHLs) program is part of the Strengthening Behavioral Health Initiative.

The goal is to form better community partnerships between Community Behavioral Health Centers, law enforcement, and courts to save valuable resources that might otherwise be expended on unnecessary jail and hospital stays, and to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health issues.

13k+
Officers trained so far
31
CBHLs across the state employed by member agencies
53,295
referrals from law enforcement

The impact of CBHLs

Making an Impact Statewide

Liaisons also follow-up with Missourians referred to them in order to track progress and ensure success. Through the Community Behavioral Health Liaisons program, people with behavioral health issues who have frequent interaction with law enforcement and the courts will have improved access to behavioral health treatment.