Youth and Young Adult Experiences of Police Involvement during Involuntary Psychiatric Hold Initiation and Transport

(16 December 2021)

Jones N, Gius B, Shields M, Florence A C, Collings S, Green K, Watson A, Munson M, Psychiatric Services, Vol 73, Issue 8, August 01, 2022, pages 910-917


Over the past decade, police involvement in behavioural health crisis response has generated concern and controversy. Despite the salience and timeliness of this topic, the literature on service user experiences of interactions with officers is small and studies of youths and young adults are non-existent. The authors aimed to investigate youths’ and young adults’ experiences of police involvement in involuntary psychiatric hold initiation and transport. Read more