HOPE Policy Recommendation #5 - Crisis Response
Pursue implementation of a crisis response team and collect data on the scope and scale of need for crisis response.
Pursue a non‐police intervention and a joint behavioral health and law enforcement co-response for crisis situations due to homelessness and behavioral health issues.
July 2022 - October 2022
- The Benton County Crisis Center is now in the design and planning phase. A design committee of community partners, County staff, and design architects are working to ensure a safe, accessible, inclusive, trauma-informed, and welcoming space for all who enter. Demolition on the future site began on 10/18/22.
June 2021 - June 2022
- Benton County Behavioral Health and Corvallis Police Dept. launched Crisis Response Outreach & Engagement (CORE) Co-Response Team pilot program in 2021 to respond to 911 calls related to mental health crises.
- Benton County Health Dept. received funding to move forward with the creation of a mental health Crisis Center.
- Corvallis Police Dept. selected to pilot new Department of Justice (DOJ) Crisis Intervention and Response Training (CRIT) program