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File #: 38973    Version: 1 Name: Accepting USDOJ Mental Health grant $200,000 sgt position
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Enactment date: 9/21/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00729
Title: Authorizing the Police Department to accept a FY2015 USDOJ Justice and Mental Collaboration Program grant, if awarded, of $200,000 for creating a Mental Health Outreach, Referral and Engagement (MORE) Team, hiring a new sergeant position and funding Journey Mental Health Center clinician for two years; and amending budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
If awarded and accepted, the City would have to fund the full cost of the new sergeant position, including initial issue uniform and equipment, from the beginning of the Fall 2015 pre-service academy until October 1, 2015 for a cost of $14,850. During the period of the grant, the City would fund $47,300 in salaries and benefits for the sergeant position. The City would also fund $1,600 in travel expenses. The total cost to the City through the end of the grant would be approximately $49,000. At the end of the grant in September 2017, the full cost of the sergeant position would be the responsibility of the City (estimated at $93,000 in salary and benefits annually).

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Authorizing the Police Department to accept a FY2015 USDOJ Justice and Mental Collaboration Program grant, if awarded, of $200,000 for creating a Mental Health Outreach, Referral and Engagement (MORE) Team, hiring a new sergeant position and funding Journey Mental Health Center clinician for two years; and amending budgets accordingly

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WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department responds to roughly 2,000 calls annually for services pertaining to individuals with mental health-related issues, resulting in more than 200 arrests and 250 hospitalizations; and,

WHEREAS, MPD works collaboratively with Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) and community advocates to respond to these calls and provide individual response plans and follow-up care; and,

WHEREAS, due to the reactive nature of call-related patrol work and heavy caseloads among crisis workers, MPD and JMHC have limited ability to deliver thorough and consistent follow-up care to mentally unwell community members; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Justice and Mental Collaboration Program is a grant program designed to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems and to improve access to effective treatm...

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