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File #: 64579    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing a memorandum of understanding between Madison Fire Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to support the Crisis Response Team program.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/8/2021 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action: 3/30/2021
Enactment date: 4/1/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00223
Title: Authorizing a memorandum of understanding between Madison Fire Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to support the Crisis Response Team program.
Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Keith Furman, Rebecca Kemble, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Michael J. Tierney, Marsha A. Rummel, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. 3/30/21 MFD PowerPont Alternative Community Emergency Response.pdf
Fiscal Note
The 2021 Adopted Operating Budget established a pilot Crisis Response Team program in the Fire Department-Fire Operations budget which will include some combination of Madison Fire Department (MFD) Community Paramedics and contracted mental health providers.
Dane County will provide two Crisis Workers and a Supervisor to work with MFD’s Crisis Response Team through a contract with Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. (Journey). The City will reimburse Dane County for a portion of these costs. A resolution authorizing the agreement between the City and Dane County (Legistar File #64586) is in process.
This resolution authorizes a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between MFD and Journey establishing the operational and staffing protocols for the Crisis Workers and Supervisor. All costs associated with these contracted health providers including transportation, equipment, logistical and supply obligations will be borne by Journey, with the exception of office space which will be provided by MFD with existing resources. No appropriation is required.
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Authorizing a memorandum of understanding between Madison Fire Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to support the Crisis Response Team program.

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The proposed resolution authorizes a memorandum of understanding between the City of Madison and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. (Journey) for one year, with additional one-year extensions if agreed to by both parties. The Crisis Response Team is a pilot program to respond to behavioral health emergencies with a combination of Community Paramedics and Crisis Workers. 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 supports efforts to divert individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system and recognizes the importance of a coordinated mental hea...

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