CHIEF TALK PODCAST
Amanda Leese and Pine Hill Police Chief Chris Winters launched the IMPACT Program in 2019. It has now expanded to 24 police departments in New Jersey. IMPACT stands for Immediate Mobilization of Police Assisted Crisis Team, which provides immediate, direct social services to communities in need. Social service professionals work at local police departments, side-by-side with law enforcement, delivering critical social services to those most in need, and at times, diverting from criminal justice system involvement. The program encompasses numerous state and national partners who support the program and its ongoing expansion.