Mental Health Partners (MHP) is partnering with the City and County of Broomfield’s Police Department to bring the “Early Diversion, Get Engaged” (EDGE) co-responder program to the Broomfield community. EDGE is a law enforcement and behavioral health co-response program that aims to prevent unnecessary incarceration and hospitalization of individuals with a behavioral health issue by diverting the individual into treatment.
This partnership was made possible thanks to an award granted to Broomfield’s City, County and Police Department by Colorado Department of Human Services, Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships (Co-Responder Services) Program. The project runs from January 2018-June 2019 and, depending on funding, can be renewed up to four-years. Prior to this expansion, EDGE was successfully implemented and scaled in neighboring Boulder County through collaboration with Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Boulder Police Department, and the City of Longmont Police Department.