Educate to protect
MIRACLE aims to help reduce the use of force and the incarceration rate of people experiencing a mental health emergency, while simultaneously enhancing the safety of first responders.
10.2 million (nearly half of) Americans with mental illness have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder
1 in 4 people killed by police is mentally ill
1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness
People with mental illness are 16 times more likely than others to be killed by police.
9.6 million people experience suicide ideation
2 million people with mental illness are booked into jails each year
Youth with severe depression is worsening; 76% of youth with mental illness receive no or insufficient treatment
1 in 10 police calls involves a person with a mental illness
MIRACLE is an innovative system which equips our nation’s public safety communities with the blueprint, training, best practices and expert resources necessary to effectively and compassionately respond to those struggling with mental illness during times of crisis.
FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
MIRACLE, an acronym for Mental Illness Response Alternative Center for Law Enforcement, is a tailored system that directly addresses our nation’s current mental health crisis. The system enables first responders to not only better handle the immediate concerns of ensuring community safety when encountering a person with serious mental illness, but also focuses on long-term solutions to reduce the burden on jails, hospitals, transport, call centers and more.
Designed not to be a “one size fits all” system, MIRACLE’s services can be customized to meet each organization’s needs based on their current resources and capabilities.
MIRACLE was conceptualized by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the only organization to create a multi-faceted resource providing our nation’s communities with the blueprint, training, best practices and expert resources for implementing effective and compassionate tactics for first responders interacting with those struggling with mental illness during times of crisis.