Mental Health Assistance and Response Team (MHART)


To effectively respond to the increasing number and complexity of calls to the police from individuals experiencing mental health crises, the Mental Health Assistance and Response Team (MHART) initiative creates a partnership between dedicated, specially trained UTPD officers and mental health professionals. The combined response provides a multifaceted support system to the person in crisis, while also increasing constructive outcome options.

This program was created collaboratively with the UT Austin Police Department (UTPD), the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)and Student Emergency Services (SES).