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Sacramento County to discuss mental health crisis response alternatives

Sacramento, Calif. (KTXL) —Sacramento County Supervisory Board will meet on Tuesday to continue developing a 24/7 mental health crisis response system that may replace the 911.

The overall goal is to convene a dedicated team to address the mental health crisis, but Tuesday’s goal is to prepare a working plan for this crisis response system to be presented during a budget hearing.

County staff are expected to give an estimate of the amount this program could cost the county.

Costs vary depending on how long the crisis management service is up and running, with estimated overall costs ranging from $ 6 million to $ 10 million.

Supervisors also discuss the various sources of funding available and recommend and recommend the type of call center to implement and propose specific areas of the county to begin testing this mental health crisis response system.

For example, the call center can be standalone, part of 911 dispatch, or in the same dispatch center as 911.

Supervisors will also hear recommendations from Sacramento County police chiefs and evidence from similar programs elsewhere. They will also discuss the expansion of mental health emergency medical clinics.

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