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CVPD partners with county mental health teams that responds to emergencies

12/29/21

 

The Chula Vista Police Department partnered with county behavioral health teams that may respond to non-violent mental health and substance use emergencies instead of law enforcement, when appropriate. 

In January, the county of San Diego Behavioral Health Services launched a Mobile Crisis Response Team Pilot Program (MCRT) in the northern coastal region. County officials said the program would be made available to all county residents during a Dec.7 Board of Supervisors meeting. 

“Mobile Crisis Response Teams are part of our ongoing implementation of better mental health and addiction treatment services to help put San Diegans on a path to recovery,” Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said in a statement. “In a short period of time, MCRTs are proving to be a success, but as the program continues to roll out we will make adjustments and efficiencies to ensure we’re continuously making progress with helping our residents.”

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