Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1530    Version: 1 Name: SAO: Justice and Mental Health Grant Program
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program: Support for Mental Health Centers grant awarded to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), for a 23-hour Crisis Triage Stabilization Center (Center), including an emergency appropriation of $750,000 in federal funds.
Attachments: 1. Justice and Mental Health Grant Award letter
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program: Support for Mental Health Centers grant awarded to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), for a 23-hour Crisis Triage Stabilization Center (Center), including an emergency appropriation of $750,000 in federal funds.

Staff Summary
* The LCSAO has been awarded a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program: Support of Mental Health Centers grant through the U.S. DOJ, OJP, BJA for a Crisis Triage Stabilization Center. It is a joint project between the LCSAO and Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, NFP (Nicasa),
* The 23-hour premier Center is a cross-system partnership between the LCSAO, Nicasa, Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), 46 municipal police agencies, and behavioral health treatment and service providers.
* Grant funds will provide prearrest diversion to include a free-standing facility for police drop-off of low-level offenders experiencing mental illness (MI) or mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse (CMISA) to be screened, assessed, and receive referrals to treatment and services. The Center will provide an additional safe resource rather than the alternative, transport of these individuals to jail or an Emergency Department.
* The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose Board approved purchasing the Center's physical building from cash donations and local grant funds, is part of this cross-system collaboration.
* This Project will improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with MI or CMISA who come into contact with law enforcement. It will reduce recidivism by addressing individuals' criminogenic needs and deflect them from further intrusion into the criminal justice system.
* The grant term is for three years, starting October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2...

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