Triage, Engagement and Support Teams

The Triage, Engagement, and Support Teams (TEST) program provides crisis intervention and support services to individuals experiencing behavioral health crisis through a partnership that co-locates the TEST program and its staff within various community agencies, including law enforcement.

In addition providing crisis assessment and intervention services in the field, the TEST program also provides:

  • Case management services
  • Referrals to community resources and providers
  • Family and caretaker education
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Education and support to law enforcement and community partners

As of June 2020, TEST operates twenty nine programs within the following agencies:

  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Joshua Tree Probation (also provides supplemental Substance Use Disorder Services)
  • City Police Departments
  • Hospital Emergency Departments
  • California State University San Bernardino
  • Victor Valley College
  • Other community partners

Please note: TEST does not accept referrals for services. Services are initiated and provided to the community through the agencies listed above. For more information, please call (909) 873-4409.