Understanding Travis’ Law

If your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, they should be able to get the most appropriate response no matter what number is called, including 911.

If you call 911 during a mental health crisis, specifically request mental health crisis responders:
• Say “Send mental health crisis responders, don’t send police. There are no safety concerns.”
• Even if there is a safety concern, request a co-response.

Prior to Travis’ Law, families had to know the special number of their county mental health crisis response team in order for their loved ones to receive a mental health crisis response.

What is Travis’ Law?
Travis’ Law was passed as part of the 2021 legislative session.

What is required under Travis’ Law?
Travis’ Law requires 911 dispatchers to deflect mental health crisis calls directly to mental health crisis teams. Previously, families had to know the separate phone numbers for these teams in order to access these services.

What are the requirements for mental health crisis teams?
County-based mobile mental health crisis teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis screenings, crisis assessments, and crisis intervention services. Teams consist of two mental health professionals or one mental health professional and one mental health practitioner and be capable of leading a crisis response in the community.

In East Central Minnesota you may contact East Central Crisis Services (ECCS) Mobile Crisis Response Team directly at 800 523-3333. The Mobile Crisis Response Team provides assistance to Chisago County, Isanti County, Kanabec County, Pine County, Mille Lacs County, and Mille Lacs Band Of Objiwe residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

For details on Travis’ Law please view the PDF document linked below.

You may also learn more by joining the Zoom meeting on Travis’ Law from Wellness in the Woods on July 12, 2023.

Topic: Wellness in the Woods Presentation on Travis’ Law

Time: Jul 12, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 342 709 0492

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Meeting ID: 342 709 0492


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