Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

Crisis Response Team services are available to law enforcement only.

Our Crisis Response Teams (CRT) provide immediate therapeutic intervention for mental illness and substance abuse crises. CRT interventions allow individuals to be cared for in a manner more suitable to their needs, while enabling law enforcement to respond more quickly to other calls.

In Pottawattamie County, Iowa the program is called MHCRT (Mental Health Crisis Response Team). In Cass and Sarpy counties in Nebraska, the program is known as ASAP (Assessment, Support, and Prevention).

After receiving a call from law enforcement, therapists provide on-site, face-to-face risk assessments in order to prevent hospitalization, protective custody, and/or incarceration. Therapists also follow up with individuals to provide necessary referrals in order to prevent future crises.

Telehealth Services, technology-based assessments provided via phone calls, email, and web-based communications, are available in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties in Iowa.

Eligibility: Services are available at no cost to law enforcement 24/7, 365 days a year, in Shelby, Cass, Harrison, Monona, Page, Fremont, Montgomery, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa and Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties in Nebraska.