Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community

Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community
National Institute of Justice
Jim Dawson
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This article — part of a special issue of the NIJ Journal commemorating the Institute's 50th anniversary — looks at NIJ's long history of supporting research related to stress for law enforcement personnel.

The article also describes NIJ's 2016 Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan, a coordinated research agenda to promote the safety, health, and wellness of individuals who are employed by, under the supervision of, or interact with the criminal justice system.

The plan, which will continue through 2021, calls for science-based tools to measure and monitor physical and mental health.