Meetings and Convenings

Upcoming Meetings and Convenings

Past Meetings and Convenings

The Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) Deflection and Pre-arrest Diversion Training Summit

Learn how to enhance deflection programs and improve your community’s behavioral health.

Join the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) and colleagues from across the country on August 2–5 in Chicago for the 2022 Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit. Deflection represents the first intercept with the justice system, making it a prime opportunity to redirect adults with substance use disorders and mental health issues from the justice system and connect them with community-based service providers. Learn how to enhance similar programs in your city.

The PTACC Training Summit aims to achieve three goals:

  • Provide an orientation to the field of deflection through a combination of plenary sessions, peer learning opportunities, and workshop activities.
  • Enable deflection teams to plan new programs or enhance existing work. Deflection teams will leave the conference with a structured work plan!
  • Offer advanced deflection practitioners the opportunity to engage in immersive workgroups, focusing on key issues like evaluation and research, sustainability, diversity/equity, and collaboration with 988 initiatives.

Who Should Attend?

This summit is for both individuals and multidisciplinary deflection and pre-arrest diversion teams. Teams who want to develop or enhance a deflection program will work with the field’s leading subject matter experts to develop a structured work plan, curated to fit the needs of their communities.

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency
McCormick Place
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616


For more information about the event, email


– 8/5/2022

Chicago, IL

The 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum 

The theme of the 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum is COSSAP 2021: New Partners, New Tools, Renewed Hope 

We look forward to your participation in this informative and dynamic virtual event, which is scheduled for November 16, 17, and 18 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) each day.  Details and an online registration form are available at


11/16/2021 12:00 PM, est

– 11/18/2021 5:00 PM, est

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