People in Crisis; suffering with mental health, behavioral health and substance use require immediate care. Often times these people end up in the justice system which can prolong the time it takes for them to get care and places them at the bottom of a much deeper hole.
It is a struggle for law enforcement because they are trying to do their job to keep the community safe but jails aren’t well equipped to provide services for people in crisis.
This week on the County Seat we will look at a pilot program in Davis County and how they are working to receive members of the community in crisis. They have built a safe place for people to come for help, answers and immediate access to services to help people get back on track.
The Davis County receiving center as a beacon of hope for people who need somewhere to turn for help.
Is there a better way to serve people who are struggling with substance use, behavioral or mental health than taking them to jail?
How does law enforcement keep both the community and individuals safe?
Our Guests this week:
Chief Tom Ross, Bountiful Police Department
Nichole Cunha, Receiving Center Program Director
Bob Stevenson, Davis County Commissioner
Kelly Sparks, Davis County Sheriff
Tune in to ABC4 Saturday Night at 11:05 or 8:30 Sunday morning for the conversation or watch it now by clicking the image above.
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