Justice and Mental Health Training Center



Our goal is to help various criminal justice stakeholders better understand people at risk to be justice-involved. In addition, our training offers tips for diversion and connection to resources.

Topics covered include mental health, substance use disorders, stigma, accessing community resources, creating environments that allow for de-escalation, trauma, and suicide prevention. We also offer customized trainings by request.



CLEET Certified “Understanding Mental Illness, Effective Responses, and Community Resources” Training

Trainings are free and qualify as 4 hours (2 of mental health). They will include a block of training with the Tulsa Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certified trainers. Download the flyer
Click the link below to register for an upcoming training.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - Suicide Prevention Training — CLEET-certified version

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. This CLEET-certified version of the emergency mental health gatekeeper training intervention teaches people to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors.

Like CPR, QPR uses a “chain of survival” approach in which the gatekeeper learns to recognize early suicide warning signs. Then they can:

1. Question their meaning to determine suicide intent or desire
2. Persuade the person to accept or seek help
3. Refer the person to appropriate resources

Use the form at the bottom of this page to notify our team you want to register for an upcoming training. Trainings are free and qualify as two hours of mental health.

— SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Training “How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses”

The GAINS Center has developed training for criminal justice professionals to raise awareness about trauma and its effects. “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses” is a free four-hour course geared to criminal justice stakeholders, including a mix of law enforcement, probation & parole, attorneys, etc.

Objectives include:

  • Increasing understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma

  • Developing trauma-informed responses

  • Providing strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies

Three distinct versions

  • 4 hours for any criminal justice stakeholders

  • 4 hours for Case Managers

  • 2 hours for Judges and Court personnel

Notify Our Team You Want to Register for a QPR or Trauma Training

Click the Open Form button below to notify our team you want to register for an upcoming training.