The City's podcast, Iowa City Matters, offers an in-depth platform to inform residents about civic and community topics that impact their lives. The second episode is available now and discusses the role of crisis intervention in Johnson County. Subscribe where you get podcasts. 

New episode: Crisis Intervention

Simply put, crisis intervention refers to the methods used to recognize, intervene, and provide appropriate care to an individual suffering from mental distress. Listen to learn how local law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and social service organizations are using these methods to better identify suitable care, rather than placing people into the criminal justice system.

This episode is hosted by Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly. Our panelists include Executive Director of the Shelter House Crissy Canganelli, Johnson County Jail Alternatives Coordinator Elley Gould, Project Manager of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center Matt Miller, and ICPD Data-Driven Justice Coordinator David Schwindt. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City’s City Channel 4.

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Date of publication

Friday, February 22, 2019