How to Reduce Repeat Encounters

Responding to repeat encounters is a challenge for law enforcement agencies. Individuals who come into frequent contact with law enforcement officers or nonemergency services often have unmet behavioral health, housing or other social services needs. A brief fact sheet, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, outlines four practical steps to help officers address the needs of high utilizers and to reduce their contact with the criminal justice system over time.

To download a copy of the fact sheet, visit