Clover Leaf’s Guide for Community Resources


View these links to local, regional and national organizations for information on
developmental issues, mental health and substance abuse

Special Needs Estate Planning & Trust Law

Special Needs Education Advocates

Social Security Advocates

Special Needs Resources

Developmental Issues

Mental Health

Substance Abuse

State, Local & County Resources

Marcus Alert | Loudoun County, VA

Marcus Alert | Loudoun County, VA – Official Website
Marcus Alert is a statewide behavioral health framework designed with protocols that emergency responders use to respond to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The law is named in honor of Marcus David-Peters, a high school biology teacher who was killed by a police officer in Richmond while experiencing a behavioral health crisis in 2018.

Marcus Alert aims to provide an appropriate behavioral health response for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis by:
• Limiting the involvement of law enforcement officers (to the safest extent possible for all parties) and facilitate a specialized law enforcement response to behavioral health crisis
situations when needed.
• Diverting individuals away from the criminal justice system and instead to resources and supports for treatment and recovery
• Achieving positive outcomes for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis
• Increasing awareness and understanding of available behavioral health resources in our
If someone in your household has a behavioral health condition, you are encouraged to create a RapidSOS profile. This free and confidential service provides 911 call-takers with important information when you call from your registered mobile device with information that you choose to share and that can then be passed along to first responders. The Marcus Alert law requires all localities in Virginia to establish a database, however participation in the service from individuals in any community is 100% voluntary.

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