Mental Health Resources
The Newbury Police Department strongly recommends all caretakers of Newbury residents living with mental health or autism spectrum disorders complete this form. In the event of an emergency the information provided will be used by officers to ensure a safe and rapid response.
Section 35 is a Massachusetts law that allows a qualified person to request a court order requiring someone to be civilly committed and treated involuntarily for an alcohol or substance use disorder.
Emergency/Crisis Help Line
Note: If you have a mental health emergency requiring an immediate response: Dial 911.
To report abuse or neglect of a disabled person call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Chiefs of the Rowley, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, and Newbury Police Departments are pleased to announce the addition of Jail Diversion Clinician Robin Reid. Robin’s position is made possible via grant awarded funding through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Jail/Arrest Diversion Grant Program, to implement a “Component Jail Diversion Program.”
Our Clinician was made possible in collaboration with Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. The Jail Diversion Clinician will assist in co-response for behavioral health calls, perform brief assessments to determine appropriate service connections, facilitate diversion from arrest where appropriate, and assist in increasing competencies within the police departments; ultimately strengthening each agency’s response to behavioral health crisis.
Additional funding will be utilized to provide increased behavioral health training to members of each of the five partner agencies, in an effort to: increase citizen and officer safety; increase the services available to our community members; decrease unnecessary arrests; decrease undue stress on the emergency services system; and successfully divert behavioral health patients to treatment or connect to services as needed.
Robin is assigned the following office schedule: Rowley on Mondays, Boxford on Tuesdays, Groveland on Wednesdays, Georgetown on Thursdays, and Newbury on Fridays. Although she is expected to break free to assist with any behavioral health crisis that occurs within the five partner communities. During her assigned community day is a resource available to the public and will be making follow-up visits with identified members of the community that may benefit from her services.