Government

County Budget Reflects Residents’ Needs, Builds Framework for Future

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With a new budget that responds to voices in the community and follows a Framework for the Future that fundamentally changes our operations, the Chief Administrative Officer’s recommended budget was released today.

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County Officials Highlight Early Success of Mobile Crisis Response Team Program

| 1:59 PM

County officials on Monday discussed the debut of a new County program designed to help people experiencing mental health or substance use crises by dispatching behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement when appropriate

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Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

| 1:29 PM

The County has added more than $54 million to this year’s Behavioral Health Services budget, along with dozens of new positions and investments throughout the county. But, as a visit with the caring and compassionate staff at the County’s Psychiatric Hospital shows, treating mental illness is an extremely complex process and funding is just one of the many challenges.