In response to the concern for the safety and well-being of our community and the desire to complement campus safety and security’s response to behavioral health crises, Johns Hopkins University is developing a behavioral health crisis support team to serve our students, faculty, and staff and non-affiliate community members in and around our Baltimore campuses.
Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our community: students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and visitors alike.
Johns Hopkins Public Safety is committed to safeguarding our vibrant learning and working community through holistic, progressive approaches to security that foster deep community relationships built on trust, cooperation, and mutual respect.
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Draft JHPD MOU available for review and feedback. An initial draft of the proposed MOU for the Johns Hopkins Police Department has been posted online for community feedback. Johns Hopkins has also launched an extensive MOU community engagement process, which will include a public comment period, city council review, three town halls, and additional listening sessions. We encourage members of our community to participate in these meetings and events and share feedback on our website.
Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team Fall Expansion to Peabody. The Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team (BHCST) pairs behavioral health clinicians with specially trained public safety personnel to provide immediate in-person assistance to individuals experiencing a personal crisis. The program launched in Homewood in 2021 and is set to expand to Peabody in the fall of 2022. An expansion to East Baltimore is anticipated over the next year.
Innovation Fund Community Grant Program Enters Second Year. After celebrating a successful first year of partnerships, the JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety is entering into its second year. The Innovation Fund is a four-year, $6 million commitment to support innovative, community-led programs designed to curb violence. On June 30, we announced the Fund’s nine grantees. You can learn more about these ambitious and innovative projects on the Hub.