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File #: 62908    Version: 1 Name: Police Department - Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. MOU
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2020 In control: Police Department
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: 1/11/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00037
Title: Authorizing a four-year memorandum of understanding between the Madison Police Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to continue a proactive co-responder police-mental health program serving individuals with mental illness.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Novmember 18, 2020 PSRC Registrants.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a one-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three one-year extensions between the Madison Police Department (MPD) and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. (Journey). This co-responder program began in 2016. The MOU establishes the operational and staffing protocols for the program. Journey will continue to employ and dedicate certified clinical crisis workers (currently three crisis workers) to work in collaboration with MPD. All costs associated with the crisis workers will be borne by Journey, with the exception of providing space which will be provided by MPD with existing resources. There is no financial impact.
The 2021 Executive Operating Budget as amended by the Finance Committee includes $600,000 in the Fire Department-Fire Operations budget for a pilot Crisis Response Team program which will include some combination of Community Paramedics and contracted mental health providers and is in addition to the MPD/Journey agreement authorized in this resolution.
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Authorizing a four-year memorandum of understanding between the Madison Police Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to continue a proactive co-responder police-mental health program serving individuals with mental illness.
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PREAMBLE
The proposed resolution authorizes a memorandum of understanding between the City of Madison and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. (Journey) for one year, with three additional one year extensions if agreed by both parties. This is a continuation of a highly successful co-responder model that began in 2016. Journey will continue to employ and dedicate certified clinical crisis workers (currently there are three crisis workers) to continue to work in collaboration with the City. All costs associated with the crisis workers will be borne by Journey, with the exception of providing space which will be provided by the City with existing resources. There is no financial impact.
WHEREAS, the City s...

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