Providence, Rhode Island

Addressing Criminal Justice Contact and Overuse of Emergency Medical Services of Individuals with Mental Health Needs and Substance Abuse Disorders Through Diversion And Case Management

Providence Public Safety Building

Site Overview


Providence Police Department

Research Partner

Sean Varano, Ph.D., Roger Williams University & Stephanie Manzi, Ph.D., Roger Williams University

Primary Focus

Opioid Overdoses, Prescription Drug Abuse, Mental Health Disorder

SPI Strategy

Multi-agency collaboration, Place-based policing, Hospital-based intervention, Crisis Intervention Training

Funded Year


Site Profile

Mid-sized urban area of 20.6 sq. miles with a population of 179,219