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. 

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Community Progress:

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


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