Mental Health Task Force
Sheriff Keybo Taylor implemented another initiative by creating the Mental Health Task Force (MHTF) to actively reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and act as an instrument of advocacy to stem the decade-long migration of the mentally ill into the criminal justice system with a focus on intervening and de-escalating encounters with mentally ill individuals experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health Task Force Responsibilities
- Provide Resources for inpatient and outpatient care.
- Respond to citizens presenting acute mental health crisis to include adolescents and adults.
- Provide resources for substance abuse.