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Police officer and mental health co-responder

BOCC approves two new Mental Health Co-Responders

The Mental Health Center will provide a second co-responder to Lenexa and a dedicated co-responder to service Prairie Village, Leawood and Mission Hills.

The co-responder position is embedded within the police department and operates directly from that location. This program allows Johnson County Mental Health to provide immediate assistance to individuals in need during emergency calls, provides an alternative to the officer taking the person to the county jail or to the emergency room, as well as following up on calls that happen when they are not in service in effort to connect those citizens with needed resources.

More information is in this news release.


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